With just three games under his belt as a Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver, Jerreth Sterns, has not only solidified his place as a starter but also claimed his first Canadian Football League (CFL) touchdown. The touchdown arose from an 18-yard pass from Jake Dolegala during the team’s latest game, a moment that enthralled Sterns’ family.
Over his tenure with the Roughriders, Sterns has racked up 14 receptions for 155 yards, and of course, the one touchdown. Sterns reflected on his swift adjustment within the team, having joined just two months prior and playing for just a month, saying “it’s been a quick learning curve for me but I’m excited to be here.”
Head coach Craig Dickenson lauded Sterns’ ability to quickly grasp instructions, indicating that they only need to tell him something once. The coach praised Sterns’ intellect and adaptability, observing how comfortably he looked on the field.
Starting his football journey in Texas, Sterns culminated his college football years at Western Kentucky University in 2021. There, Sterns led the NCAA that year in receiving yards, catches, receiving yards per game, and was tied for receiving touchdowns.
His journey continued with stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in 2022 and 2023. Choosing to showcase his talent in the CFL, Sterns said of his northern migration, “I hadn’t heard much about Saskatchewan or anything but when I got the call, I got on the plane and said; ‘Let’s get it,’” He embraced the changes, noting that while the rules may vary, football remains the same game.
Sterns has undeniably earned the respect of his coaches and teammates during his brief period here. In addition to winning over his teammates, he aspires to capture the attention of Rider Nation, quipping, “I hope I’m making enough plays to kind of get a little fan base out here.”
His recent enlightenment about the significance of the Labour Day Classic rivalry game has fueled his enthusiasm even more. With the locker room abuzz about the upcoming game, Sterns jumped on the bandwagon, echoing the excitement, “They all say the Labour Day game is a big one, so I’m excited.”