Player Biography

Weston Dressler
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Weston Dressler
Weight164 lbs.
Height5.08
PositionSB
CollegeNorth Dakota
Home TownBismark, ND, United States
BirthdateJun 14, 1985
Career Years5
TeamAlumni
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Highlights

2012

Played 17 regular season games and West Semi-Final as starting receiver…had 94 receptions for 1206 yards and a league high 13 receiving touchdowns…had 11 rushes for 56 yards…added 20 punt returns for 229 yards and a touchdown and one missed field goal return for 31 yards…recorded five defensive tackles…had six catches for 153 yards in the playoffs…was named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for week 17…named CFL All-Star receiver…Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Player… was named the Roughriders  Wireless Age Player of the Year as voted on by the fans.

2011

Started all 18 regular season games…had two games with over 100 receiving yards…had season high game in the opening week with seven catches for 109 yards…finished the regular season with 79 receptions for 1,061 yards and five touchdowns…seven carries for 35 yards and one touchdown…and one completed pass for 16 yards…was the Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Player

2010

Weston started in 17 regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup as a receiver. He finished the regular season with 81 catches for 1,189 yards and six touchdowns. He also had nine carriers for 57 yards and 13 punt returns for 82 yards.

2009

Started first 14 regular season games with the Riders, but missed remainder of season with an ankle injury. He had seven receptions for 154 yards in week 1, eight catches for 179 yards in week 8 and finished the season with a team high 62 catches for 941 yards and four touchdowns. He was named a CFL West Division all-star.

2008

Started 15 regular season games and West Semi-Final at wide receiver…missed three games due to injury…made CFL and Rider debut in week 1…had first CFL catch for six yards in week 1…had six catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in week 3…had six catches for 119 yards and two touchdown in week 10…had five catches for 112 yards in week 11…had six catches for 146 yards in week 12…had seven catches for 128 yards in week 14…had eight catches for 133 yards in week 15…had five catches for 93 yards in West Semi-Final…finished the season with a team leading 56 catches for 1128 yards and six touchdowns…also led the team with 29 kickoff returns for 603 yards and 39 punt returns for 411 yards…named CFL’s Outstanding Rookie…named Riders Molson Cup Most Popular Player as voted on by the fans.

College

Spent four seasons at the University of North Dakota…set a school record when he had 90 receptions for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006…broke his own record in 2007 when he recorded 1,272 receiving yards on 76 catches…also had 127 punt returns for 1,698 yards and 67 kickoff returns for 1,478 yards… finished his collegiate career as UND’s all-time receiving leader with 243 catches for 3,382 yards and 38 touchdowns…graduated with 19 different school records…was the UND’s Athlete of the Year in 2007-08… earned 2007 All-America honors from five different organizations ... earned his second straight NCC Most Valuable Receiver award ...named to the 2007 All-NCC first team at three different positions (wide receiver, return specialist, utility) ...earned his fourth straight All-NCC first team selection, becoming just the fourth player in conference history to do so ...named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America first team for the second straight year ...national semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy, the highest academic honor in NCAA football (all divisions) ... earned his third straight Academic All-NCC selection.

Personal

Weston spent most of the off-season in North Dakota but travelled back to Saskatchewan on numerous occasions to take part in charity events around the province…he did spend most of his time focusing on training and enjoys spending time with his family and friends when the opportunity arises.
    

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