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Friday, February 24, 2017

RIDERS' CHRIS BEST ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday national offensive lineman Chris Best is retiring from the Canadian Football League.

Best is a veteran of 10 CFL seasons and played 114 career regular-season games after making his Rider debut July 8th, 2007. The Calgary native was originally selected by the Green and White in the first round, fourth overall, of the 2005 CFL Draft after spending four seasons at Duke University before transferring to the University of Waterloo to obtain his Masters in 2007.

Best also played in seven career playoff games and three Grey Cup games, winning in 2007 and 2013. He was named the Riders’ Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2011.

“I want to congratulate Chris Best on a successful 10-year CFL career,” stated Jeremy O’Day, Roughriders Assistant Vice-President of Football Operations. “I had the opportunity to work with Chris as a teammate and then as an administrator over the past decade. His level of intensity, competitive attitude, and will to win made Chris a great player. We wish him continued success in his next endeavour.”  

“I want to thank the Roughriders and entire province of Saskatchewan for everything they have done for me. It’s been an incredible privilege to play for the Roughriders for the past 10 years,” said Chris Best. “I want to give a special thanks to my coaches, teammates, and especially Rider fans for your continuous support over the years.”

The 33-year-old Best, his wife Emily, and their daughter Libby have made Regina their home.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

All the best Chris, you were one of the BEST. 👏👏👏

stephen preston said...

Great Rider! All the best in the future!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr Chris Best for being a Saskatchewan Roughrider. Best (family) wishes to the future.
Thank you Mr Roy Shivers, Mr Danny Barrett for drafting this man onto the Roughriders team.

John Knight said...

Have a Happy retirement. Thanks for your time with the Riders

Anonymous said...

Job well done Chris...

Anonymous said...

All the best, Mr. Best! You were a great player!🏈💚🏈💚🏈💚

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear that Chris had to retire but wish him all the best in his future.

Anonymous said...

What a pic

Rod Pedersen said...

Thank you! An original from this blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe pick a young O-line player as the #1 choice in the draft?

Anonymous said...

BEST to you Chris and your family.

May your future be as productive as your play!

Best

GpS

Anonymous said...

Lets hope lasts years' #1 pick St. John can now step up and compete successfully for this guard position.

Anonymous said...

I remember the first time I saw Chris in the tunnel before a game, it might have been his first start, but I'm not certain. I first looked at him and he looked scared as hell. Then I looked at him on the sidelines and he looked like a man possessed! Congrats on a great football career Chris!