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December 30, 2020

Riders Sign Former North Texas Qb Mason Fine 

RIDERS SIGN FORMER NORTH TEXAS QB MASON FINE 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American quarterback Mason Fine to a three-year contract.  

Fine (5’11-190lbs) joins the Riders after a stellar collegiate career at North Texas University that has him sitting 28th all-time in passing yards in college football history and saw him shatter his school’s records in at least seven categories.

The 23-year-old started nine games as a true freshman in 2016 and never looked back, playing in 49 career games for the Mean Green. Over his four seasons, he completed 1,039 passes for 12,505 yards, 93 touchdowns and just 39 interceptions while rushing for an additional seven majors. He left North Texas as the school’s all-time leading passer (12,505 yards), first in passing touchdowns (93), first in passer efficiency (140.68), first in touchdowns (100), the record-holder in career completions (1,039) and career pass attempts (1,655) and with the most 300-yard passing games in school history (18). 

Fine was twice awarded the CUSA Offensive Player of the Year (2017, 2018), twice named first-team All-CUSA (2017, 2018), and in his senior year he was named the top college quarterback in Texas by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, while also earning second-team All-CUSA honours. In addition, for his strong showing as a freshman QB, the Oklahoma native was named to the All-CUSA Freshman team in 2016.