The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national linebacker Kevin Francis for the 2021 CFL season.
The six-foot-five, 220-pound Francis returns to the Riders following a two-year hiatus after having signed with the B.C. Lions for the 2020 season, and played the 2019 season with the Ottawa Redblacks.
The 27-year-old entered the CFL with Saskatchewan after being selected in the 2016 Supplemental Draft. A special teamer, Francis has played 52 career CFL games making 15 defensive tackles, 37 special teams tackles and two forced fumbles.
Francis was also noted for his special teams play in college, where he played 34 games, starting in 10, as a tight end at North Carolina A&T University. The Toronto-born, New York-raised Francis collected 17 receptions for 163 yards in his time as an Aggie and made eight special teams tackles.