Saskatchewan special teams stud: Canadian Jake Harty inks extension with Riders for 2022

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Canadian receiver Jake Harty to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season. 

He was scheduled to become a free agent on February 8. Harty initially signed with the Green and White in 2018.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound Harty played in all 14 regular season games during the shortened schedule and two playoff games in 2021 while being an integral part of the Riders’ special teams units. In his first season back from a serious knee injury, he led the team with 10 special teams tackles. 

Prior to joining Saskatchewan, Harty spent three seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks after being selected in the second round, 10th overall during the 2015 CFL Draft. He played 34 regular season games with Ottawa, recording 36 receptions for 307 yards and one touchdown while adding 12 special teams tackles and won the Grey Cup with the Redblacks in 2016.  

The 31-year-old from Calgary spent four collegiate seasons (2011-2014) at his hometown Dinos, playing in 40 games. He made 194 receptions for 2,432 yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 27 carries for 244 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 36 kick-off returns for 1,021 yards and two touchdowns and 127 punt returns for 1,174 yards. Harty set a Canada West record for longest kickoff return, scoring a 110-yard touchdown in 2012.