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RIDERS REUNITE HERDMAN-REED BROTHERS IN GREEN AND WHITE
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Canadian linebackers and twin brothers Jordan and Justin Herdman-Reed for the 2021 Season.
Jordan (6’0-235lbs) comes the Roughriders after playing three seasons with the B.C. Lions. The 26-year-old played 52 games for the Lions, making 95 defensive tackles, 44 special teams tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. He was selected in the seventh round (60th overall) by the Lions in the 2017 CFL Draft.
The Winnipeg native had a terrific collegiate career at Simon Fraser University where he was named GNAC Defensive Player of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. Herdman-Reed was also First Team All-Conference and West Region for three straight years. As a senior, Jordan was AFCA Division II All-America Second Team and nominated for the Cliff Harris award as the best defensive player in NCAA Division II Football and was ranked ninth in Division II ball with an average of 11.3 tackles per game. Herdman-Reed left Simon Fraser with several conference records including all-time marks in tackles (428) and assisted tackles (223).
Justin (5’10-223lbs) joins the Green and White after signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2020. Prior to signing with the Ti-Cats, Justin played 40 games with the Toronto Argonauts registering 43 defensive tackles, 26 special teams tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. He was selected by the Argos in the seventh round (54th overall) of the 2017 CFL Draft.
Like his brother, Jordan, Justin spent his collegiate career at Simon Fraser University. The 26-year-old played 40 games over four seasons making 220 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, twin interceptions, five forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries – one of which he returned for a touchdown.