Riders DL Charleston Hughes records 100th career sack

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes brought down Ricky Ray on Friday night for his 100th career sack in his first game as a Rider.

It’s as if Hughes called his shot on Twitter before the game.

After sacking Ray Hughes went surfing to celebrate.

Hughes was acquired from the Ticats for quarterback Vernon Adams in February after Calgary had shipped him to Hamilton for essentially a fourth-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft. He played in 147 games for the Stampeders recording 372 tackles, 99 sacks, 23 forced fumbles, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown.

The two-time Grey Cup champion had spent his entire career in Calgary until he was dealt twice in one day and ended up in Rider green. Hughes has led the CFL in sacks twice in his career, 2013 and 2016. He left Calgary tied for the franchise record in sacks at 99. Hughes inked a contract extension with Saskatchewan through the 2019 season.

The 34-year-old pass rusher is the 11th player in CFL history to notch 100 career sacks. Legendary Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive end Grover Covington ranks No. 1 with 157 during his 11-year career.

Odell Willis, who has 86 career QB takedowns, paid tribute to Hughes for the accomplishment.

As did former teammates, reigning Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Alex Singleton and Marquay McDaniel.

Hughes is riding the Saskatchewan waves to sacks already finishing with three in his Riders debut.

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