Matt Dominguez: Happy Trails to a Rider Great

TJ ZwarychSenior Writer IAugust 6, 2008

It was announced today that one of the greatest receivers ever to play in a Saskatchewan Roughrider uniform has probably played his last CFL game. Wide Receiver Matt Dominguez, who tore his ACL in the last game against the Calgary Stampeders, is out for the year and has already announced that he will likely retire after this season.

The 31-year-old has had a great career with the Riders while being a fan favorite and a leader. He won his first Grey Cup last season with the Riders, and has also played with the NFL's New York Jets and Denver Broncos for short periods of time.

Matt has played six seasons with the Riders, but has not lived up to his full potential because of injuries. His best season with the Roughriders came in 2006 when he had 72 receptions for 1,169 yards and five touchdowns.

Dominguez was on pace for his best year ever last season as he led the CFL with 45 catches for 761 yards after 10 games before he had ongoing knee problems which put him out for the year.

Dominguez was a leader on and off the field for the Roughriders and will be deeply missed.