Riders’ QB Trevor Harris attends birth of third child, expected back at training camp next week

Photo courtesy: Trevor Harris

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback Trevor Harris welcomed his third child on Thursday after being granted leave from training camp by the club.

Harris announced the new arrival via a statement on his Instagram page on Friday morning.

“Tripp Joseph Harris made his debut yesterday. Kalie Harris was an absolute rockstar through labour and delivery! Trenton, Trace and Tripp and I are so blessed to have you as mama/wifey. Amazing moment seeing the boys meet their new baby brother! #GGTG #blessed

Big thank you to the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization for getting me back here in time!”

The quarterback is expected to remain in Ohio with his family over the weekend and return to training camp in Saskatoon next week. Riders’ head coach Craig Dickenson told members of the public last week that Harris would not be playing in the team’s first preseason game in order to be present for his wife’s induced labour.

Harris was signed by Saskatchewan this offseason as their new franchise signal-caller. The 36-year-old threw for 4,157 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions with the Montreal Alouettes last season, leading the team to an 8-7 record over 15 regular season starts.

He also helped Montreal win the club’s first postseason game since 2014, throwing for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 28-17 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Semi-Final.

The six-foot-three, 212-pound passer started his CFL career in 2012 as a member of the Toronto Argonauts. He has since played for the Ottawa Redblacks, Edmonton Elks, and Als, throwing for 28,610 yards, 154 touchdowns, and 71 interceptions over 161 games. He has also rushed for 979 yards and nine touchdowns along the ground.

The Roughriders will open their preseason at home against the B.C. Lions on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Jake Dolegala has been tapped as the team’s starting quarterback for the game.