Ryder Varga
No. 48     BC Lions
Varga with the Lions in 2023
Born: (1999-04-30) April 30, 1999 (age 25)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
CFL draft2022, Round: 3, Pick: 29
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
2022BC Lions*
2023–presentBC Lions
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
HonoursFirst Team All-Canadian (2022)
Career stats

Ryder Varga (born April 30, 1999) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career

Varga played U Sports football for the Regina Rams from 2017 to 2022.[1][2] He played in 32 games where he had 157 total tackles, seven sacks, and four forced fumbles.[3]

Professional career

Varga was drafted in the third round, 29th overall, by the BC Lions in the 2022 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 11, 2022.[4] However, following training camp, he returned to Regina for his final year of eligibility.

Varga re-signed with the Lions on November 28, 2022.[3] He made the team following training camp in 2023 and played in the team's season opening game on June 8, 2023, against the Calgary Stampeders.[5] He played in all 18 regular season games where he had nine defensive tackles, 13 special teams tackles, and one quarterback sack.[2]


  1. ^ "Ryder Varga". Regina Rams. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Ryder Varga". BC Lions. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "B.C. Lions sign Regina Rams standout Ryder Varga, four other Canadians". 3DownNation. November 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "Lions Sign Seven Members Of 2022 CFL Draft Class". BC Lions. May 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 31, 2023.