January 6, 2023

Riders Sign Defensive Back Austin Joyner

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Austin Joyner. 

Joyner (5’11-200) played the 2021 season with the B.C. Lions, starting five games and racking up 18 tackles. The 25-year-old spent part of the 2020 season with the Alphas of the developmental Spring League in San Antonio. 

Joyner played four collegiate seasons (2015-2018) at the University of Washington. The former Husky recorded 56 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, three pass knockdowns, and one fumble recovery in 29 games. The Washington native contributed on special teams, returning eight kicks for 98 yards.