Canadian offensive lineman Maurice Simba signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Photo courtesy: Toronto Argonauts

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national offensive lineman Maurice Simba.

The six-foot-eight, 320-pound Simba was selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the fourth round, 29th overall during the 2019 CFL Draft. He suited up for one game in his rookie season with the Argos and extended his time with the team in 2021.

A celebrated U Sports player, Simba, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, did not begin playing football until he immigrated to Canada in 2012. He went on to play four seasons (2015-2018) at Concordia University where he was a two-time Quebec Conference all-star and second-team All-Canadian.

Coming off a stellar senior year, Simba was invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, becoming the first Canadian to ever participate.