Monday, May 27, 2013

Riders Add Three

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import offensive linemen Kyle Hill and Jose Valdez, and import defensive back Johnny Towalid. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Hill (6’5 – 294) joins the Riders after spending four seasons at Duke University. The Orlando, FL product started 46 consecutive games at left tackle for the Blue Devils. He was named a Second Team Freshman All-American in 2008.
Last season, the 24-year-old attended training camp with the New England Patriots after signing with the team in August, 2012.
Valdez (6’5 – 315) comes to Saskatchewan after spending the last four seasons in the National Football League. The St. Francis, WI native spent three seasons on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad after originally signing with the team as undrafted free agent in April, 2009. The 26-year-old Arkansas product attended training camp last season with the St. Louis Rams after joining the team in May, 2012.   
Towalid (5’10 – 174) signed with the Green and White after playing the last three seasons at Indiana State. The 23-year-old Indianapolis native played in 31 career collegiate games with the Sycamores. He was named the College Football Performance Awards FCS Defensive Back of the Year after setting a school record with four career interception return touchdowns.       

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