Thursday, May 30, 2013
Riders Sign 2013 Draft Picks And QB
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed all seven of their 2013 Canadian Draft selections. Offensive linemen Corey Watman, Matt Vonk and Eric Armitage, wide receiver Alex Anthony, defensive lineman Levi Steinhauer, fullback Spencer Moore, and linebacker Thomas Spoletini have all agreed to contracts. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Watman (6’2 – 294 lbs.) was selected in the 1st round (4th overall) after he spent four seasons on the offensive line at Eastern Michigan University. Last season, the Queensville, ON native stared all 12 games on the offensive line splitting time between guard and centre. He played 46 career collegiate games with the Eagles starting 30.
Vonk (6’4 – 285) was taken in the 5th round (38th overall) out of the University of Waterloo. He played six regular season games on the Warriors offensive line in 2012.
Anthony (6’2 – 205) was picked in the 5th round (39th overall) out of Wilfrid Laurier. Through four collegiate seasons he had collected 47 receptions for 722 yards and seven touchdowns.
Steinhauer (6’3 – 235) was selected in the 5th round (40th overall) from the University Saskatchewan. The Moose Jaw, SK native registered 30 defensive tackles and five quarterback sacks with the Huskies last season.
Moore (6’4 – 230) was taken in the 5th round (44th overall) after spending three seasons at McMaster University. The Riders project the three year Marauder to compete at fullback.
Spoletini (6’2 – 205) was picked in the 6th round (49th overall) from the University of Calgary. Through three seasons with the Dinos he registered 28 defensive tackles and six quarterback sacks in 24 games.
Armitage (6’4 – 308) was selected in the 7th round (56th overall) out the University of Western-Ontario. He played seven games last season, his third with the Mustangs.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import quarterback Tino Sunseri. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Sunseri (6’2 – 215) joins the Riders after spending the last four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old played 44 career collegiate games, starting 39. He finished his career third all-time at Pitt in passing yards with 8,590.
Last season, as a senior, Sunseri threw for 3,288 yards and 21 touchdowns against only three interceptions, including a streak of 271 consecutive passes without an interception.