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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

NEAL HUGHES RETIRES

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national fullback Neal Hughes is retiring from the Canadian Football League.

Hughes is a veteran of eleven CFL seasons and played 140 career regular season games after making his Rider debut July 16, 2004. The Regina, SK native was originally signed as a free agent in April, 2004 after a standout career at the University of Regina.
 
Spending the entirety of his career in Green and White, Hughes totaled 70 carries for 277 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while adding 46 catches for 505 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He also registered 18 kickoff returns for 246 yards, one punt return for 21 yards and is third all-time in Rider special teams tackles with 100.     

He is a two-time Grey Cup champion having won with the Roughriders in 2007 and again in 2013.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Neal for you service to the Rider Nation!

Anonymous said...

Local kid made good. Tremendous football player, person and community leader. Great substitute teacher as well. The true definition of what being a Rider was all about.

Aaron

Anonymous said...

Great career Neal, congratulations on your retirement! All the best in your future endeavours.

Home province boy who accepted his team first role and was focused on the team success instead of personal glory. 2 time Grey Cup to boot.

Dustin in Regina

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the Sportscage today! Should be lots to go over, along with Neil's retirement and the sale of the Argos - but I am really looking forward to Tiger Williams eating some crow (happily) over his Babcock prediction. GO LEAFS! I can see it now, the Stanley Cup final in 2018 - Leafs vs. Oilers.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Neal has a spot with the Riders in some capacity if he wants . A veteran home grown would be so beneficial with the upcoming home grown talent I'm sure.
All the best Neal!

Anonymous said...

Hughes = CLASS. Best Wishes Neal!!!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't come soon enough for me!!

Anonymous said...

True Champion

Anonymous said...

Rider Nation??????? Riderville!!!!!!!

Rider Nation/R Nation will always be associated with the Ottawa ROUGHRIDERS, now the REDBLACKS hence R Nation/Rider Nation. The R logo forever affixed to their combat gear. Damn prairie buffoon "Riderville" hicks from sk.

Anonymous said...

"Riderville" is a website pal! Get over it.

Rider Nation is a green and white phenomenon all over Canada and around the world. The Ottawa Rough Riders (note the name - two words) is part of the CFL history. It is now up to the RedBlacks to create their own legacy.

Mr. Buffoon

Anonymous said...

Mr. Buffoon, (assuredly from saskatchewan).

The Ottawa REDBLACKS own the intellectual properties of the former Ottawa Rough Riders, hence R Nation/Rider Nation.

Anonymous said...

Whatever ....