The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Phil Saleh.
The six-foot-four, 302-pounder started 20 games at right tackle and 15 games at centre during his five collegiate seasons at Fordham University (2018-2022). In the 2022 season, Saleh helped the Rams’ offence score an average of 49.5 points and 413.8 passing yards per game, the best marks in the Patriot League.
In his final two seasons at Fordham, the 23-year-old played right tackle on an offensive line that led the conference in fewest sacks allowed and from 2019 to 2022, led the league in total offensive yards per game.
The Oak Park, Illinois native is a three-time first-team All-Patriot League offensive lineman and earned second-team honours in 2019.
The Riders are currently holding their three-day rookie camp at Griffiths Stadium on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan. They will open their main training camp on Sunday at the same location.