Kyle Carson enters his 11th season in the CFL and his 3rd with the Roughriders. After two successful years in Green and White, Carson was promoted to Assistant General Manager. He joined the Riders during the 2019 off-season as the team’s Director of Player Personnel after spending the previous eight years with the Calgary Stampeders.
He was hired in Calgary as an intern in 2012 before serving as the Scouting Assistant and Coordinator of Football Operations. John Hufnagel later promoted Carson to Scout and CFL Draft Coordinator. The Stampeders made it to five Grey Cups during his time with the team and he is a two-time Grey Cup Champion.
Currently, Carson works closely with Jeremy O’Day and Paul Jones in evaluating and acquiring talent on both sides of the border. Some of his roles include negotiating contracts, coordinating the club’s CFL Draft preparation, scouting NFL training camps as well as NCAA All-Star games, overseeing the club’s scouting staff and assisting O’Day in managing the club’s negotiation list.
As a player, Carson played collegiately for the Calgary Dinos as well as the Victoria Rebels Juniors. He has a degree in Communications from the University of Calgary. He was born in Sherwood Park, Alberta and grew up in Nolensville, Tennessee.
Carson and his wife, Breanne, have made Regina their full-time home.