Craig Roh Nov 14, 2009; Madison, WI, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Craig Roh (88) rushes during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan Wolverines and CFL defensive end Craig Roh has died.

Roh, who had been battling colon cancer for the past 18 months, was just 33.

Roh’s wife Chelsea announced the news on Wednesday morning.

“I wanted to let all of his followers know that after an 18-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer, God brought Craig home on Monday, February 26th. Craig was not very public with his battle, as he truly just wanted to focus on bringing the best content and building the best products he could. He laid out a timeline for his business so stay tuned… Many have asked how they can help, I’ve attached our GoFundMe to this post.”

Roh played for Michigan from 2009-12 and set the program record for most consecutive starts with 51. He earned a second-team All-Big Ten nod after the 2012 season to cap off his college career and signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent and spent two seasons on the team’s practice squad before being cut in August of 2014.

He then headed north and signed with the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions, where he would remain from 2015-17 before moving on to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2018 where he recorded a career-high eight sacks. Roh went on to win the 2019 Grey Cup with the Blue Bombers before finishing his career with the Toronto Argonauts.

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