Oh for Pete’s sake: Roughriders re-up defensive end Pete Robertson for 2022

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are getting the band back together, signing American defensive lineman Pete Robertson to a contract extension for the 2022 season ahead of free agency.  

The Texas native played 10 regular season games along the Riders defensive line last year, recording ten defensive tackles and five sacks, while adding two special teams tackles. Robertson played in both the West Semi-Final and West Final where he tallied an additional six defensive tackles, three special teams tackles and one sack. 

Robertson was signed as undrafted NFL free agent by the Seahawks in 2016, and along with Seattle spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Football Team between 2016-2019. He played six regular season games during that period, notching four tackles and earning $491,130 USD. 

In the NCAA, Robertson played 52 games over five seasons at Texas Tech University (2011-2015) and made 227 career tackles, 39.5 tackles for a loss, 22 sacks, eight pass knockdowns, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and scored one touchdown.

Robertson had his best season as a junior where he was named All-Big 12 second-team and Associated Press All-Big 12 first-team. He started in all 12 games that year recording 81 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. His 13 sacks ranked first in the Big 12 Conference and sixth in the country.