Saskatchewan Roughriders sign linebacker Lorenzo Jerome

Former Calgary Stampeders linebacker Lorenzo Jerome is Saskatchewan bound, signing with the Green and White on the opening day of free agency.

The 26-year-old played seven games for the Stamps, making 11 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, and one interception.

Prior to coming to the CFL, Jerome was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2017 playing in four regular-season games and making three tackles. He spent a brief period with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 playing in all four pre-season games and notching 13 tackles.

The Florida native played collegiate ball at St. Francis University where he was well decorated for his talents beginning back in his rookie season.

He was the NEC’s first-ever four-time First Team selection, earned All-America honors as a junior and senior both as a defensive back and return specialist and became the first player in SFU program history to earn invitations to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – where he was named the game’s MVP – Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine.

Jerome’s 18 career interceptions rank second all-time in SFU and NEC history.

In his senior year, he was a STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Finalist (FCS National Defensive Player of the Year) and was named All-America by Athlon Sports, Associated Press, College Sports Madness, HERO Sports, STATS FCS, and Walter Camp Foundation as a defensive back. College Sports Madness also named Jerome All-America as a kick returner.

As a freshman, he played in 11 games making 56 tackles, six interceptions, and four pass break-ups, and was named NEC Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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