Saskatchewan Roughriders sign American offensive lineman Kooper Richardson

Photo courtesy: UC Davis Athletics

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Kooper Richardson.

The six-foot-five, 295-pound blocker played five seasons of college ball (2016-21) and suited up for a total of 41 games. He played his senior season at Sacramento State, where he started in all 11 games at right tackle. The Hornets’ offensive line averaged 4.6 yards per rush attempt and allowed just 18 sacks that season. The California native earned All-Big Sky Second Team honours for his efforts.

Prior to attending Sacramento State, Richardson attended UC Davis and played 30 games at tackle, guard, and centre. Over his four seasons as an Aggie, Richardson earned Big Sky Community Service Team honours, won one of the school’s Championship Culture Awards, and was named a team captain.