The Laurens County Touchdown Club will welcome Tobi Antigha as the keynote speaker at the club’s annual banquet on Dec. 5. The meeting will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm. 

Antigha is a Presbyterian College graduate and a second-year defensive lineman with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Harold Nichols, Antigha’s head coach at PC, helped secure his appearance.

After Antigha made the first two sacks of his CFL career earlier this season in a game against the Toronto Argonauts, he told Ian Hamilton of, “I don’t really worry about getting sacks. I just worry about playing hard, and eventually the sacks will come. I just try to do my job and do my assignment and have the faith that’ll put me in the right position to make plays.”

Though Antigha and his two brothers were born in Tampa, Fla., the boys’ parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria before the boys were born.

Antigha was a receiver in college. He made 49 catches for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns in four years with the Blue Hose. He tried out for the Roughriders as a receiver, but when head coach Chris Jones found a shortage of defensive talent, he took defensive backs, linebackers and receivers and put them up against the offensive linemen.

Thus did Jones find a defensive end from Presbyterian College’s receiving corps.