The Saskatchewan Roughriders have seen many veteran players depart over the past couple of years, but one constant has been 32 year old Rob Bagg.
Bagg, who has been with the Riders since 2008, is expected to be a lock to make the 2017 edition of the football team,but the Queen’s University product takes nothing for granted as he takes part in training camp in Saskatoon.
“I don’t think you can ever feel safe,” Bagg told reporters after day two of camp had come to an end at Griffiths Stadium. “There’s just too many talented football players out there to ever feel that you don’t have to work and earn your job. It’s a privilege to play pro football and that nothing is a given.”
Bagg may be one of the older Riders on the team, but his enthusiasm for the game remains at a high and that he isn’t getting tired of it.
“After 10 years, I still love the game and I think I work as hard today as I did when I was a rookie,” Bagg said. “I get pretty excited out there, and people see that I play with a passion. When the younger guys see that enthusiasm, I hope it rubs off on them.”