Riders Re-Sign Five Nationals


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced fullback Carl Fitzgerald, linebacker Nathan Kanya, linebacker Kyle Norris, defensive lineman Levi Steinhauer, and offensive lineman Matt Vonk have all re-signed with the team. As per club policy, terms of the contracts were not released. 

Fitzgerald (6’5 – 250) played 13 regular season games with the Riders after joining the team in July. The three year CFL veteran spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.   

Kanya (6’2 – 234) just completed his fifth CFL season, and first with the Riders. The 28-year-old picked up three special teams tackles in eight regular season games. Kanya has played 71 career games, previously spending time with the Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  

Norris (6’3 – 232) is a three year CFL veteran. The 25-year-old played six regular season games as a rookie after being selected by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 3rd round (24th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft. He joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a free agent in 2014 where he played 10 games before being plucked off the practice roster and inserted into the Montreal Alouettes lineup. 

Steinhauer (6’3 – 235) will return for his third season after originally being selected by the Riders in 5th round (40th overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft. The Moose Jaw native played three regular season games in 2015 before suffering a season ending knee injury. He has recorded 17 special teams tackles in  27 career games.   

Vonk (6’4 – 305) just completed his second CFL season, playing nine games as a backup offensive lineman. The 25-year-old product of Waterloo was originally selected by the Riders in the 5th round (38th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft.