One of the top quarterbacks in Canada West history has expressed gratitude for his time spent with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Mason Nyhus issued a statement through the team on Friday thanking his teammates, friends, mentors, fans, and the local community for their support throughout his tenure on campus. He recently finished his U Sports football career by leading the Huskies to a second consecutive berth in the Vanier Cup, though they were narrowly defeated by the Laval Rouge et Or.
Nyhus led the Huskies to a 7-1 regular season record this year, finishing atop the Canada West standings. He completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,759 yards, 18 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He finished first in all of U Sports in completions, pass attempts, passing yardage, and second in touchdown passes. He was named a Canada West all-star and the Canada West Player of the Year.
The six-foot-two, 215-pound passer arrived on campus in 2016 after graduating from Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School in Regina. He redshirted his first year and served as a backup the following two seasons before becoming the full-time starter in 2019. The club went 17-5 over those three regular season with two first-place finishes in Canada West and two Vanier Cup berths.
Nyhus finished his U Sports career with 9,305 passing yards, 63 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions along with 45 carries for 185 yards and two touchdowns.
The Regina native went unselected in the 2022 CFL Draft but was recently added to the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ negotiation list. Though he hasn’t signed a contract with the team, the Riders hold his exclusive CFL rights should he ever decide to enter the professional ranks.