May 25, 2023

Riders Add Versatile OL Brandon Council

BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 28: Auburn Tigers offensive lineman Brandon Council (71) during the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl between the Houston Cougars and the Auburn Tigers on December 28, 2021 at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Brandon Council. 

Council (6’4-328) joins the Roughriders after attending rookie minicamp with the New York Jets. He spent three seasons at Auburn University (2020-22) where he lined up at all five positions along the offensive line over 27 games played. Council ended his collegiate career with an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Game. He was also named Auburn’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.  

Prior to transferring to Auburn, the North Carolina native spent three seasons at University of Akron (2017-19), with starts at left and right tackle, left guard and centre. Council played 25 games, making 24 total starts, including nine as a redshirt freshman.  

In a corresponding move, the Roughriders have released American offensive lineman Jordan Tucker.