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Todd Reesing signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing throws up his hands in celebration after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing throws up his hands in celebration after scoring a touchdown against Nebraska during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Memorial Stadium.

Reesing will play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

May 27, 2010

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Former Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing is officially a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Reesing, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound native of Austin, said in a video on the Roughriders' Web site that he signed a contract Wednesday.

"I'm extremely excited to be up here and (to) get to work," Reesing said in the video.

The Roughriders have five quarterbacks on their current roster, and Saskatchewan coach Ken Miller said that number would likely get trimmed before the season began.

Miller said he was intrigued by Reesing's ability.

"He was a tremendous playmaker in college," Miller said. "I'm anxious to see him throw in the next couple of days."

Miller said Reesing was stepping into a better spot with Saskatchewan than former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, who was with the Roughriders last year before getting released.

"It's a different situation altogether with Todd, because he comes in in rookie camp and training camp, and there are going to be a lot of reps available to him that were not available to Graham Harrell when he came," Miller said. "When Graham came, he came late, and we were in a situation where we were trying to win football games as opposed to evaluating quarterbacks. So it's a much different situation."

Comments

estespark 4 years, 11 months ago

Nice pic.

NU 31 KU 17

A shot from the TX game would have been even better...

beatrice 4 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations for Reesing. It is pro ball, and if he does wonderfully up there, he might join the NFL some day. Either way, congrats!

Michael Throop 4 years, 11 months ago

Note,they play football in the summer up there. Now, the Rough Riders the Gray Cup in the CFL last year, so that's something to work from. Reesing might get some important exposure which could have him headed to the NFL sooner than later.

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