From the desk of the lovely Sheri Trapp and your Saskatchewan Roughriders!!!!
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed veteran offensive lineman Andrew Greene who immediately announced his retirement.
Greene was a member of the Riders in 1997 and from 1999 until the conclusion of the 2006 CFL season. During his time with the Green and White, he was named a CFL All-Star four times and won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman award in 2003.
“When a player such as Andrew wants to end a long successful career in Green and White, we gladly do our part to help. It’s our way of showing appreciation for all the years of dedication and hard work he put into this organization,” said President/CEO Jim Hopson. “When players want to retire as a Rider, it really is a true testament to what a great football environment exists here in the Province of Saskatchewan.”
Greene, who makes Regina his permanent home, felt it was only appropriate to retire as a Roughrider.
“The best years of my career were spent with the Riders,” stated Greene. “That’s where I played the longest and it has become my home. The fans are great people and I was welcomed by the city and province in every way possible.”
After his time with the Green and White, the offensive lineman played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2007 before wrapping up his playing days with the Toronto Argonauts for part of the 2008 CFL season.
“Andrew is a true professional and always did what was asked of him,” stated Rider Offensive Line Coach Bob Wylie, who coached Greene in Winnipeg. “He is a tough guy that played the game the way it was meant to be played – sometimes not pretty but always effective. It was a pleasure to coach him.”
Greene now works full-time as the sponsorship and event coordinator for SaskSport and is heavily involved in the provincial KidSport program.