Former Rider John Chick Retires from CFL
Published: Friday, Mar 30th 2018, 11:03am
by Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)
Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Defensive End John Chick has retired from the CFL. Chick played with the Riders from 2007-2015 winning two Grey Cups (2007, 2013) and winning Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.
Chick broke into the league in 2007 playing opposite Fred Perry, giving the Riders a dominant D-Line. He had 5 sacks that year in the regular season, adding 3 more in the postseason. He won Defensive Player of the year in 2009 piling up 11 QB Sacks and 4 forced fumbles in a tandem with Stevie Baggs, known to fans in Riderville as Chick n' Baggs.
His best year statistically in the league was in 2014 when he had 15 Sacks. After the 2015 season he was released by the Riders and signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He had 14 Sacks in his first year with Hamilton and finished his career in Edmonton with the Eskimos.
Chick finishs his career with 72 QB sacks, 1 interception and 15 forced fumbles in 125 games. We wish John nothing but the best in his post football career and we can't wait to see him back at Mosaic Stadium for his Plaza of Honour induction!
Thank you for some incredible years in Saskatchewan, John!