On Monday, Nic Demski earned his first pro football contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. I say first because truly, the sky is the limit for Demski.
Sure, the Riders would love to lock the former University of Manitoba Bison into a long term deal that would see him play his entire career here in Regina. That is, however, not an easy thing to do. Demski has already raised eyebrows of NFL scouts and GMs.
Through the last week, many have wondered if the receiver/running back/returner and his agent were in discussions with NFL clubs. While other other CFL clubs were busy signing their 2015 draft picks, the Riders remained silent on Demski.
Coach Corey Chamblin compares Demski to Andre Durie. Chamblin said, “For me, I look at him and he’s Andre Durie in the way that he runs and he’s tough to bring down – he’s just the first person that came to mind.”
Regina area fans can catch Demski this Wednesday and Thursday at Rider rookie camp. Practices are at Mosaic Stadium and begins at 11:45 AM both days. Fans are welcome.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that national wide receiver Nic Demski has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Demski (6’0 – 215 lbs.) was selected by the Green and White in the 1st round (6thoverall) of the 2015 CFL Draft, after playing four seasons with the University of Manitoba. In 2014 the Winnipeg native made 27 catches for 589 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for 47 yards on six carries. The 21-year-old contributed on special teams where he added 19 punt returns for 272 yards and a touchdown for the Bisons.
He was named a 2014 CIS second-team All-Canadian and a Canada West All-Star as well as playing in the East-West Bowl.