Nuvraj Singh Bassi


Nuvraj Singh Bassi (born March 20, 1983) is a former defensive tackle in 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.

Nuvraj Bassi
No. 77
Date of birth March 20, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
Status Active
Position(s) DT
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 315 lb (143 kg)
University Oregon
CFL draft 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 43
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
2005 BC Lions
2008–2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2010 Montreal Alouettes
2011 BC Lions
Career stats
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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 2011. He was released by the Lions on October 25, 2011.

Personal life

Bassi was born to immigrant parents from India, 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.