Saskatchewan Roughriders sign RB Jamal Morrow to one-year contract extension

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American running back Jamal Morrow to a one-year contract extension.

The five-foot-eight, 205-pound ball carrier played 12 games this past season in his first as the club’s starter. He rushed 126 times for 666 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 5.3 yards per carry and recording two 100-yard games. He also caught 43 passes for 366 yards and one touchdown.

The 27-year-old also saw time as a returner, bringing back 17 punts for 143 yards and 17 kickoffs for 358 yards. He finished the season eight league-wide with 1,533 all-purpose yards and fifth league-wide with an average of 127.8 yards per game.

Morrow joined the Riders in 2019 but spent the full season on the practice roster. He dressed for eight games in 2021 and returned 30 punts for 330 yards and 26 kickoffs for 586 yards. He also had a punt return touchdown in the West Semi-Final against the Calgary Stampeders.

The native of Menifee, Calif. played 50 games over four seasons at Washington State with 30 starts. The recorded 316 carries for 1,795 yards and nine touchdowns along with 202 receptions for 1,748 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also returned 22 punt returns for 200 yards and 24 kickoffs for 476 yards. He ranks third in Washington State history with 4,219 career all-purpose yards.