Riders’ McRoberts Jr. happy for Sunday’s opportunity but was willing to play his part

With Ricardo Louis becoming the sixth member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders to suffer a season ending achilles injury this year, it’s another chance for Paul McRoberts Jr. to prove he belongs.

The 29-year-old receiver has been mostly out of the line up this season, but played well when called upon.

It was no doubt difficult for McRoberts to sit out, but he understands there’s a process, and he wanted to remain a team first guy.

“I put all that pride aside even though I was on a high after I played because I had a great game,” he said. “Again I really put that aside and wanted to grow with the game more, I wanted to learn the offence better, I wanted to just play my role like I said, we were winning as well so I couldn’t get mad at that, I just needed to wait for my opportunity to come around again,” McRoberts said.

In the game he did play this year, a 23-10 Riders win over Ottawa on August 21, McRoberts was a perfect 4/4 on catches for 42 yards, including a 19 yard grab, he also rushed for nine yards.

The Riders host the Calgary Stampeders in the western semi final Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m..

The winner moves on to Winnipeg for the western final.

620 CKRM’s game day coverage will start at 12:30 p.m..

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