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March 19, 2019

RIDERS SIGN 2018 FIRST-ROUND SELECTION DAKODA SHEPLEY

Dakoda Shepley (58) during the CFL Combine at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex Centre in Winnipeg MB, Sunday, March 25, 2018 (Photo: Johany Jutras)

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley to a two-year contract, plus an option year in 2021.

Shepley (6’4 – 310) was selected by the Roughriders in the first round (5th overall) of the 2018 CFL Draft.

After four seasons at the University of British Columbia, the 24-year-old Shepley signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in April, 2018. Shepley attended training camp with Jets, playing three preseason games.

Shepley, a native of Windsor, Ontario, played 32 career collegiate games with the Thunderbirds where he was named a 2017 Canada West All-Star and was part of the team that won the 2015 Vanier Cup.