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Ryder
Varga
#48 Linebacker
Ryder
Varga
#48 Linebacker
Height 6'3
Weight 230 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1999-04-30 (25)
Born Regina, SK
School Regina
Status NAT
Defensive Tackles 5
Special Teams Tackles 3
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

Born: April 30, 1999- Regina, Saskatchewan
2024Years as a Lion: 2nd  Years in CFL: 2nd   Status: National
Career Games: 18   Playoffs: 2    Grey Cup: 0

Acquired:

Varga was selected in round three (29th overall) of the 2022 CFL Draft.

Highlights:

College:

2023: Ryder enjoyed his first full season with the Lions. Ryder was all over the field lining up as a linebacker and on special teams. Ryder suited up 18 regular games and registered nine defensive tackles and 13 special teams tackles. Ryder also added two tackles for loss and recorded his first CFL sack against the Ottawa REDBLACKS in Week 15. Ryder posted three defensive tackles and one pass knockdown in the two playoff games the team took part in 2023.

2022: After returning to Regina for his final year of eligibility, Ryder enjoyed his finest season as a Ram in 2022, recording 54 combined tackles (35 solo, 19 assisted), seven tackles for a loss, two sacks and an interception in nine games.

2021: Although the Regina Rams struggled to a 1-5 record in 2021, Ryder Varga had a strong showing through the season. The linebacker started in all 6 games, leading the team with 35 solo and 48 total tackles to go along with one sack after not playing in 2020 due to pandemic-related shutdowns.

Along with earning a 2021 Canada West All-Star nod, the 2021 season saw Varga earn his third consecutive Academic All-Canadian honours. The Rams struggled in the 2021 season, finishing with a 1-5 record.

2019: Playing in all 8 games for the Regina Rams, Varga led the Rams in total tackles, recording 34 solo and 44 total tackles. The season saw Varga earn his second consecutive Academic All-Canadian honours. He recorded a season-high 9 solo and 10 total tackles to go along with one sack in a September 28th, 2019 away game at Manitoba.

The Rams finished with a 3-5 record in 2019 but won the last two games in a row with decisive scores of 31-17 and 47-14.

2018: Varga played in all 8 games in his first full season with Regina. He recorded his first career sack in a September 29th, 2018 away game in Manitoba, he later finished the season with 9 solo and 10 total tackles as the team finished with a 4-4 record. Varga earned Academic All-Canadian honours for the first time in 2018-19.

2017: In his redshirt season for Regina, Ryder Varga played in one game. Varga forced a fumble in the second quarter to help the team to a 58-55 double overtime win over Alberta.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2023
BC 18 9 13 1 0 0 0
2024
BC 6 5 3 0 0 0 0
Total
24 14 16 1 0 0 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-09
1 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-15
2 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-22
3 WPG 1 1 0 0 0 0
06-28
4 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
5 HAM 1 1 0 0 0 0
07-13
6 SSK 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total
5 3 0 0 0 0

Player Transactions

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