Congratulations to left tackle Paddy Neufeld who capped off a tremendous 2010 season by signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Neufeld, a native of Regina, was drafted by Saskatchewan in the 5th round (33rd overall) of the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft. After attending training camp with the Roughriders, Neufeld was a star along the offensive line for the Huskies during the 2010 season. In his fourth year, Neufeld was named both a Canada West All-Star and a CIS First Team All-Canadian.
“I’m feeling really excited about re-signing with the Riders,” said Neufeld. “My friends and family are all very happy for me and I am really looking forward to camp.”
Known as a tremendous teammate around the locker room, Neufeld often took time to promote the Huskies at community events, including the Pets in the Park, which saw Paddy and a few of his teammates take rescued Huskies from the SPCA out for a day at the park. Neufeld will continue to work out with the Huskies during the offseason, with a some specifics from the Roughriders worked in.
“The Riders are telling me to continue to work on my strength and footwork, as well as to work on my right guard and right tackle techniques,” explained Neufeld. “I’ll be trying to get that stuff in during the Huskie winter workouts.”
The Huskies, who have more alumni in the CFL than any other Canada West team, continue to develop sought-after talent. Neufeld believes that much of his development is attributable to his coaches and teammates.
“My coaches and teammates have been paramount to my success in football, as well as to me getting an opportunity with the Roughriders. I have worked very closely with my offensive line coaches (Bart and Travis) for four years now and they have kept pushing me to elevate my game. Without them I wouldn’t be the player that I am. My teammates have all been very inspiring to me and have also been working hard to make me better in return.”