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Former Michigan ATH Dennis Norfleet signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Dennis Norfleet has earned his chance to make noise on the big stage.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced Wednesday that the team has signed former Michigan athlete Dennis Norfleet.

The Roughriders have added Norfleet to their roster as a running back.

Norfleet played for Michigan from 2012-2015 and worked as a return man, bringing back both kickoffs and punts. After struggling academically, he took his talents to Tuskegee University (NCAA Division II) to play running back. A year later, Norfleet returned to Michigan to get his degree.

The 5-foot-7, 169-pound athlete went to high school at Detroit (MI) Martin Luther King. He rushed 292 times for 2,552 yards and 26 touchdowns during the 2011 season, his senior year. The four-star committed to Michigan on February 1, 2012 after a last-second offer from the Maize and Blue.

In his time as a Wolverine, Norfleet logged 130 rushing yards, 157 receiving yards, and 2,293 return yards.