Saskatchewan Roughriders add Ball State standout Sidney Houston Jr.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive lineman Sidney Houston Jr.

The six-foot-two, 246-pound defender played 24 games over the past two seasons at Ball State University, a Mid-American Conference program located in Muncie, Ind. He made 126 defensive tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, two pass knockdowns, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery and was named first-team All-MAC as a senior.

The native of Cahokia, Ill. started his collegiate career at McKendree University, an NCAA Division II program located in Lebanon, Ill. He made 106 defensive tackles, 16 tackles for loss, and nine sacks over three seasons with the team, earning first-team All-Conference honours in 2021.

The Riders will open their 2024 regular season on Saturday, June 8 when they visit the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium.