The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club announced today they have officially signed non-import slotback Andy Fantuz to a new contract. Financial details of the signing were not released.
The Western Ontario product is heading into his fifth year with the Riders and was set to become a free agent. Fantuz was originally drafted by the Green and White in the first round (6th overall) of the 2006 CFL Canadian Draft. Since joining the CFL, the Chatham, Ontario native has made 189 catches for 2,756 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Fantuz was named the Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2007. He was a key member of the championship winning team and was named Top Canadian in the Grey Cup game.
In 2009, Fantuz tallied 67 catches for 882 yards and four touchdowns. He was also named the CFL’s Canadian Player of the Week three times.