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Alford Returning is Super News for Riders

Published: Thursday, Jan 4th 2024, 11:01pm

By Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)




Super Mario (Alford) is back with the green and white! The Riders star kick returner will continue his record setting career in Saskatchewan in 2024 and will continue to re-write the Riders history books.


Since being traded to the Riders in 2022 (FOR A 6th ROUNDER!! What a STEAL of a trade by General Manager Jeremy O’Day!), all Alford has done is have 4 return touchdowns in 13 games in ‘22, and 3 more in 2023. Not too bad for a guy who only handles the ball a few times a game. His big play ability to score from anywhere on the field is something the Riders need and frankly, it seemed like he was the only one out there giving his all during the last couple of seasons. This team needs more guys like him!


The 2022 Special Teams Player of the Year has quickly turned into one of my favourite Rider returners of all time, right up there with the legendary Corey Holmes. I’m quite happy that he’ll be back for another season.


Alford was a pending free agent, so it’s great to see another key member of the team locked up before other teams can (legally) start talking to him. CFL Free Agency opens on February 13th.


Join Greg and I (Steve will be on holidays) next week on The Piffles Podcast, where we’ll talk a bit more about this signing and all the latest news in Riderville in our first episode of 2024! Subscribe today!


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