Riders sign former Jaguars, Vikings’ DB Amari Henderson

Photo courtesy: Wake Forest Athletics

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Amari Henderson.

The six-foot-one, 182-pound cover man signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 as an undrafted free agent and spent time on the club’s practice roster. In 2021, Henderson signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played in one preseason game.

The native of North Carolina was a standout collegiate player at Wake Forest University where he spent five seasons (2015-19), playing in 46 career games. As a senior, he was named Second-Team All-ACC by Phil Steele after making 40 defensive tackles, four interceptions, 14 passes defended, and a fumble recovery.

His team-leading four interceptions ranked second in the ACC, while his 14 passes defended was fifth in the ACC. He finished his senior year with an invitation to the NFLPA Bowl.

Henderson graduated with 169 career defensive tackles and ranks fourth in school history with 48 passes defended (seven interceptions, 41 knockdowns) and third in school history with 41 knockdowns.