December 19, 2012 - 11:33amUpdated: December 19, 2012 - 2:39pm
Ryan Wellman and Kolten Solomon after signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Courtney Mintenko/CJME News.
Three local football players are joining the home team, signing with the Roughriders Wednesday.
The team signed defensive lineman Ryan Wellman, defensive back Bryce McCall, and wide receiver Kolten Solomon, all originally from Regina.
"It's no secret that Saskatchewan is a talent bed for players and we've had a lot of success with our Saskatchewan players in the past," said assistant general manager Jeremy O'Day as he introduced two of the new Riders to the media, "we're able to watch these players year round, and see them in person. We get familiar with them."
Solomon played with the Regina Thunder from 2009 to 2011 and went to training camp with the Riders in 2012. He spent last season with the University of Regina Rams where he made five touchdowns racking up 593 yards with 44 passes in nine games.
If Solomon makes the cut, it wont' be the first time he has played alongside Wellman.
"We've been playing together since we were 10. We were winning baseball, we were winning football, basketball...if everything turns out, we will continue to win together."
Wellman spent three seasons playing for the University of Regina Rams, totaling 81 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, and three forced fumbles.
McCall spent the past four seasons playing with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. He tied the CIS record for All-Time career interceptions with 21. In 2011 he was named a Canada West All-Star and First Team All-Canadian. McCall also played with the Regina Thunder and was named PFC All-Star in 2007.
Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson and Courtney Mintenko.