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January 22, 2021

Riders sign Quarterback Tom Flacco 

RIDERS SIGN QUARTERBACK TOM FLACCO 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American quarterback Tom Flacco.  

Flacco (6’1-205lbs) joins the Roughriders after a strong collegiate career that had him the running for the Walter Payton Award in back-to-back years.  

Flacco left Towson third in passing touchdowns (50), sixth in passing yards (6,086) and sixth in passing completions (484), amassed over just two seasons. In his senior year, Flacco was named All-CAA Second Team, finishing the regular season with 2,831 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions while adding 324 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.  

As junior, the 26-year-old finished fifth in voting for the 2018 Walter Payton Award and was the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and the CAA Offensive Player of the Year. He also earned All-CAA First Team and HERO Sports FCS All-America Third Team. That year he matched the Towson single-season record with 28 passing touchdowns and threw for 3,251 passing yards while also adding 742 yards on the ground. 

Prior to Towson, Flacco played two seasons at Western Michigan earning 188 passing yards and 266 rushing yards as a freshman. 

In addition to football, Flacco played baseball at Towson and in 2019 was second on the team in stolen bases and played in 44 games.