Rider QB Jake Waters retires to take NCAA coaching job

Quarterback Jake Waters has retired from professional football to take a graduate assistant coaching job at Iowa State University.

The 24-year-old saw action in one game, completing three of five passes for 40 yards, with Saskatchewan last season after being acquired by the Riders in a trade with Hamilton.

Waters spent time with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015 after two excellent seasons at Kansas State where he broke the school’s career records for completion percentage (64.1), passing efficiency (155.8), total offensive yards per game (260.2) and passing yards per attempt (9.09.) In his two-year career with the Wildcats, Waters threw for 5,970 yards, 40 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, adding 796 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns on the ground. He started his college career at Iowa Western Community College and set the record for completion percentage (73.3), previously held by Cam Newton, now of the Carolina Panthers.

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7 Comments on Rider QB Jake Waters retires to take NCAA coaching job

  1. stampland // March 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm //

    smart move .Think about a long term future in coaching and get out of the zoo.Smart Young man (no pun intended)

  2. SaskWatch // March 11, 2017 at 2:02 am //

    Though we no longer have Waters we’ve still got a Bridge.

    That’s how it’s done stampland.

    • stampland // March 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm //

      Thanks SaskWatch.Stamps need this advice desperately.I’m sure the stamps will start using Jones blueprints. If there’s one thing the stamps need to do is rebuild its horrible team and damaged reputation.

      • SaskWatch // March 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm //

        I was responding to what I assumed was an attempt at humour on your part – i.e. Smart “Young” man.

        Not sure what you’re spinning on, but then, I don’t really care.

  3. Ron Bates // March 11, 2017 at 8:48 am //

    With all young QB’s he may have had a future here but down on the depth chart with other options really has to set off alarms. Here it is a in the stadium fan in Ottawa during it’s RR years of the seventies and the big buck spending of the East. The Als demonstrated how it’s done with coaching and stabilizing veteran QB acquisition, I refer to former 10yr 49er who was snapped up and then for two seasons demonstrated his pro mind and talent. The tools for him were a result of fine tooth comb coaching and GM. The fans reacted with sell outs and intense eastern rivalries. This is how it was done and an example.The RR’s in Ottawa brought in rookies Clements and Holloway. So in the west Regina if Mira isn’t an example for Steinberg and his man then no one is and Steinbergs firm would know of him.

  4. Collarbone healed poorly – key factor – not worth reporting?

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