Former Cowboy QB Brett Smith to Start First CFL Game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders

July 30, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Former University of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith will make his first professional start for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on Friday, July 31 in a game to be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m., Mountain Time.

Smith, who was Wyoming’s starting quarterback from 2011-13, has played in all five regular-season games for Saskatchewan this season, plus appeared in both preseason games.

He signed with the Roughriders in March of 2015 after spending six weeks on the practice roster of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL during the 2014 season.

The native of Salem, Ore., ended his Wyoming career as the Cowboys’ all-time leader in total offense, with 10,365 total yards. He also ranks second all-time in career passing yards, throwing for 8,834 yards during his three-year college career.

Smith chose to forego his senior season of college at Wyoming and entered his name into the 2014 NFL Draft. While Smith went undrafted, he was invited to camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL in the spring of 2014, but was later cut from the team.