Canadian Football League

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Dec 10
Dominguez re-signs in SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Roughrider General Manager Roy Shivers announced today that wide receiver Matt Dominguez has re-signed with the football club. The deal is for two years plus an option. Dominguez is entering his third season with the Riders. The 26-year old spent the first part of the 2004 season under contract with the NFL's New York Jets. In only six regular season games with the Riders this past season, he picked up 28 receptions for 331 yards, and three touchdowns. He was also named the CFL's Offensive Player-of-the-Week in the final regular season game of the year. Dominguez also stepped up in the playoffs, recording 11 catches for 143 yards in two games. In his first season with the Green and White, Dominguez led the Rider receiving corps with 75 receptions for 1,071 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the team in the playoffs with 10 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns. "Securing one of the CFL's elite receivers is always great news," stated General Manager Roy Shivers. "With his combination of size and speed, Matt is able to dominate a game and is a threat every time he touches the ball." "My family and I are very excited that I can continue my playing career with the Roughriders," stated Dominguez. "I look forward to helping our team bring the Grey Cup back to Saskatchewan." MATT DOMINGUEZ: 88 WIDE RECEIVER Height: 6'2 Weight: 220 Import: Sam Houston State Born: June 27, 1978 Georgetown, TX Yrs Pro: 4 Yrs CFL: 2 Yrs Rider: 2 How Acquired: Signed as free agent in December, 2004 PRO: Signed free agent contract with Saskatchewan in December, 2004...signed as free agent with Saskatchewan in May, 2003...signed free agent contract with New York Jets in January, 2004...originally signed with Denver Broncos in April of 2001. 2004: Attended New York Jets training camp...released in final cutdowns...started six games at wide receiver...also started at wide receiver in West Semi-Final and West Final...made season debut in week 14 vs Ottawa...had seven receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown in week 14... had four receptions for 41 yards in week 15...had six catches for 59 yards in week 16...had seven receptions for 118 yards in week 18...was named Offensive Player-of-the-Week in week 18...led team in West Division Semi-Final with five catches for 70 yards....had six catches for 73 yards in West Final. 2003: Started all 18 regular season games at wide receiver...also started in Western Semi-Final, and Western Final...made CFL and Rider debut in week 1...led team with eight receptions for 95 yards in week 7...had team high seven receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown in week 8...had first CFL touchdown in week 8...had three receptions for 87 yards in week 13...led team with three receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown in week 14...led team with seven receptions for 108 yards in week 18...had one catch for 55 yards and a touchdown in Western Semi-Final...had nine receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in Western Final...SEASON STATS: team high 75 receptions for 1,071 yards and three touchdowns. 2002: Spent season on Denver Broncos practice roster. CAREER: Dressed in final 12 games of the season for the Denver Broncos...spent first three weeks of season on practice roster...caught three passes for 26 yards...recorded first career NFL reception on October 14th against Seattle. COLLEGE: Played in 44 games at Sam Houston State...was the school's first NCAA Div. I-AA All-American...caught 211 passes for 3,272 yards and 27 touchdowns...caught a career high 67 passes for 1,155 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior...was the team MVP in 1998 and 1999...holds eight Sam Houston State records and five Southland Football League


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