Kyle Carson enters his 12th season in the CFL and his 4th 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 and plays a key role in evaluating and acquiring talent on both sides of the border. Some of his responsibilities include negotiating contracts, coordinating the club’s CFL Draft preparation, scouting NFL training camps as well as NCAA All-Star games and overseeing the club’s scouting staff. He also assists O’Day with free agency planning and negotiations and helps manage 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, his wife Breanne, son Cruise and dog Nash call Regina home.