Former Bison wide receiver Ryan Smith has signed a professional contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian football League. The deal is for one-year with the option to renew after the season or seek an NFL tryout. The Wahpeton, North Dakota native finished his career ranked 4th all time in NDSU history in receptions with 147.
Smith was also a standout on special teams, recording 82 career punt returns for 945 yards with 3 touchdowns. His 100-yard kickoff return against Indiana State tied the 1923 NDSU record for longest kickoff return.