Riders’ rookie OL Andrew Lauderdale returns from ankle injury to start at left tackle in Week 10

Saskatchewan Roughriders rookie offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale has healed from an ankle injury.

He suffered the setback in Week 7 against the Toronto Argonauts and it caused him to miss two games while Brett Boyko took his place.

The 27-year-old has started five games at the blindside spot on the offensive line during his first season in the CFL. After his NCAA career, he initially signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2017 and spent time on the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills practice rosters.

Lauderdale appeared in 42 collegiate games and made 22 starts over five years as a University of New Hampshire Wildcat. As a senior in 2016 he started 13 games at left tackle, earning third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honours and helped the offence average 181.2 rushing yards per game and 4.6 yards per rush. In his 2014 sophomore season, the Concord, NH native converted from tight end to offensive lineman and appeared in all 14 games.

The six-foot-six, 191-pound athlete played basketball and threw shot put as a prep athlete. In 2012, he placed third in the New Hampshire Division II State Championships with a throw of 46 feet, six inches.

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