Tre Mason is returning to the gridiron. The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League announced the signing of the former Auburn star and NFL player.
The transaction is a potentially promising moment for what seemed like a sad story. Over the last three years, off-field troubles — which included an arrest for reckless driving — seemed they could end Mason’s playing career.
However, the 24-year-old has been afforded a second chance. He last appeared professionally with the St. Louis Rams, managing 207 yards on 75 attempts while primarily serving as the backup to Todd Gurley.
In two NFL seasons, Mason posted a total of 972 yards and five touchdowns.
Mason, a third-round draft pick in 2014 following a terrific Auburn career, will join former Rams teammate Zac Stacy on the Riders’ camp roster. Trent Richardson played for Saskatchewan last season but is currently on the team’s suspended list.