The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today non-import linebacker Mike McCullough is retiring from the Canadian Football League.
McCullough is a veteran of eleven CFL seasons playing 185 career regular season games – including a streak of 110 consecutive – ranking him 16th on the franchise’s all-time games played list. The Kingston, ON native was originally selected by the Green and White in the third round (23rd overall) of the 2003 Canadian Draft
Last season, the 34-year-old played the final nine regular season games, after suffering an injury in training camp, registering 24 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles and two quarterback sacks. He also started the West Semi-Final, West Final and Grey Cup at linebacker.
For his career, McCullough totaled 187 defensive tackles, 113 special teams tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, and one interception.
At the conclusion of the 2010 season, McCullough received the inaugural Jake Gaudaur Veterans Award recognizing the CFL player that best demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s Veterans. He was also the recipient of the Mosaic Community Award in 2008 and 2009 which is presented annually to the Rider player who contributes the most to his community.
He is a two-time Grey Cup champion having won with the Roughriders in 2007 and again in 2013.