“This is still the best place to play in the league” LS Jorgen Hus happy to be back with Roughriders

Jorgen Hus will continue hanging on to the distinction of being the current longest-serving member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders for a couple of more seasons.

Last week, the long snapper agreed to a new two-year contract with the Roughriders. Hus has been with the green and white since 2015.

On Tuesday, the former Regina Ram joined Michael Ball on the Sportscage.

Like the majority of the country, Hus watched the 110th Grey Cup this past Sunday, where the Montreal Alouettes defeated the heavily favoured Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The long snapper was happy to see some of his former teammates that he spent time with on the Roughriders special teams last year taste championship glory, including fullback James Tuck and receiver Jake Harty,

“I love both of those guys, I wish they were still in green and white, ” said Hus, adding both Tuck and Harty can help any squad in a variety of ways.

“They’re culture builders, they’re glue guys, everyone in the locker room just love them and they’re just great for the team.”

The 34-year-old was teammates with quarterback Cody Fajardo for three seasons in Saskatchewan. Hus was happy to see Fajardo win the Grey Cup this past weekend, especially with a game-winning drive in the final minute of the 4th Quarter capped off by his touchdown toss to Tyson Philpot.

“When he(Fajardo) threw that pass over the middle, that was a dart, very deliberate, he played great.”

Hus wrapped up his eighth season on the field for the Roughriders and isn’t too worried about slowing down.

“When I first came in, the goal I gave myself was I want to be team’s (long) snapper for the team for a decade and if I can finish this contract up, that’ll hold up true.”

Hus spent time in the National Football League with the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs (2013-14).

Since joining the Roughriders, the long snapper said longevity and consistency are two driving forces behind his success on the gridiron.

“For my position that’s really all it is, you got to be consistent, you got to be durable, you got to be consistent, accountable.”

Even with a lengthy career already behind, Hus wants to keep looking forward to his career.

“I always try and worry about the next snap,” he said.

“When it’s all said and done, I’ll look back and reflect on it.”

Hus became the first member of the Roughriders to re-sign with the team when he agreed to a new contract. (Since then, wide receiver Brayden Lenius also signed a new contract with the Roughriders.)

Despite the search for a new head coach, the long snapper is not concerned about his role on the team as his responsibilities are well-defined.

Hus is confident that the Roughriders football operations staff led by General Manager Jeremy O’Day will find the right person to lead the team in 2024.

“I want to play here no matter who’s coaching, I think we’re going to be in really good hands no matter who’s here.”

One thing that has eluded Hus throughout his career is a Grey Cup ring, which he hasn’t taken for granted.

“I’ve been in the league now for nine years, nine teams, odds are you think you would be in at least one Grey Cup.”

Rider pride in Saskatchewan has declined with two consecutive 6-12 seasons resulting in no playoff appearances, but Hus understands the fan’s frustration and believes better days are ahead.

“This is still the best place to play in the league,” said Hus.

“Good thing about this league, things can turn around really, really quickly.”

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