As was reported first earlier this month by Sportsnet's (and Sportscage insider) Arash Madani, the Riders have made the Chris Getzlaf contract extension official this morning. Here is the release from the football club.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import receiver Chris Getzlaf to a contract extension. The financial details were not released.
Getzlaf is entering his fifth season with the Riders after being acquired from Hamilton in August of 2007. Last season, Getzlaf started all 18 regular season games on his way to establishing career highs with 60 receptions, 1,071 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He was the Roughriders 2011 nominee as Most Outstanding Canadian. The 29-year-old Getzlaf enters the 2012 season with 171 career receptions for 2,795 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Prior to entering the Canadian Football League the Regina product played two seasons for his hometown University of Regina Rams.