Roughriders sign local defensive back

February 15, 2012 - 7:29pm
Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Paul Woldu courtesy
Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Paul Woldu courtesy

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made one free agent signing official.

Regina native Paul Woldu is returning home after signing a deal with the Roughriders on the first day of free agency.

Woldu has spent his entire career with the Montreal Alouettes, including winning two Grey Cup rings in victories over Saskatchewan in the 2009 and 2010 Grey Cup.

The 27-year old was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 draft by the Alouettes following two years at the University of Saskatchewan. Woldu's first taste of the CFL came in 2006 when he attended Roughrider training camp as a junior when he was with the Regina Thunder.

In 66 games he tallied 50 special teams tackles, 29 defensive tackles and three interceptions.

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