VB 2018 Season Tickets
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Former Sioux Weston Dressler named CFL’s top rookie
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 11/20/2008
Print RSS
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Related Links

GRAND FORKS, N.D.Former University of North Dakota wide receiver and return specialist Weston Dressler was named the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Rookie tonight at the league’s Gibson’s Finest Player Awards ceremony in Montreal, Quebec.


A Bismarck, N.D., native, Dressler played in 15 games this season for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and caught 56 passes for 1,123 yards and six touchdowns, all team highs, and became first rookie in franchise history to amass 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He added 1,014 kick and punt return yards to finish third in the CFL with 2,219 all-purpose yards.

Dressler, the West Division finalist, beat out East Division finalist Prechae Rodriguez of Hamilton in voting conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and the CFL’s eight head coaches. Dressler received 37 of a possible 46 first-place votes to become the first Saskatchewan player to win the award since 1981.

In October Dressler became the first rookie in Roughriders’ history to receive the Molson Cup Award as the team’s most popular player as voted by the fans.


Dressler played at UND from 2004-07 and earned 14 different All-America honors and was a four-time selection to the All-North Central Conference first team. As a senior in 2007, Dressler became the first player in league history to earn All-NCC first team honors at three different positions (receiver, return specialist, utility) in the same season. He graduated as the school’s all-time leader in virtually every receiving category, including receptions (243), receiving yards (3,382) touchdown catches (38).


2017 Football

Extras for the North Dakota fan

Partnership Opportunities
Mobile Apps