Nuvraj Bassi

Nuvraj Bassi
Nuvraj Bassi
No. 77     BC Lions
Date of birth: March 20, 1983 (1983-03-20) (age 28)
Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
Status: Active
Position(s): DT
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 270 lb (120 kg)
University: Oregon
CFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 43
Drafted by: BC Lions
 As player:
BC Lions
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Montreal Alouettes
BC Lions
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
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Nuvraj Singh Bassi (born March 20, 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a defensive tackle who is currently on the practice roster of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted 43rd overall in the 2005 CFL Draft by the Lions. He played college football for the Oregon Ducks.

He previously played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes.

Professional career

Bassi was drafted by the BC Lions in the fifth round (43rd overall) in the 2005 CFL Draft and spent the year on the team's practice roster. He did not re-sign with the Lions for the 2006 season and spent two years out of football. He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2008 and was on their practice roster for two years, alternating between the offensive line and defensive line. After his release from by the Roughriders, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes for the 2010 season. He was signed to the Lions' practice roster in July of 2011.

Personal life

Bassi was born to parents Kalvinder and Inderjit Bassi. He has one brother and one sister. Nuvraj comes from a sports family and they are very enthusiastic about their son’s prospects.

Nuvraj Singh Bassi made history as the first keshdhari (turbaned) Sikh in the Canadian Football League (CFL), when he made his June CFL debut as a member of the Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Roughriders.


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