BOWL GAMES-CANADIAN PLAYERS
Below is a list of Canadian players on rosters of Bowl Game Participants between December 17, 2011 and January 9, 2012. These players may see plenty of action, or next to none in the respective Bowl games, but nevertheless are worthy of noting in case you want to follow their progress in the weeks or years ahead.
GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
December 17 @ 2PM
20 – Nehemie Kankolongo
RB 5’11 205 SOPH from B.C.
Probably won’t see him play as he is much lower on the depth chart at the present time
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
December 17 @ 5:30PM
#40 – Connor Williams
DE 6’3 250 SOPH from Kanata, ON
converted LB who increased his playing time from 2010 season. In 2010 played in 2 games with 2 tackles, while improving to 12 games played and25 tackles in 2011. A future CFLer
December 22 @ 8PM
34 – Taylor Loffler
S 6’4 200 FR from Kelowna, B.C.
will probably not see in this game but someone to follow in years to come. Great size.
#40 – Tyrone Crawford
DE 6’4 275 SR from Windsor, ON
starter on the 11-1 team. Started all 12 games with 42 tackles (6th on team), 13.5 tackles for loss (1st on team) including 6.5 sacks (1st on team). A future CFLer guaranteed unless he goes to the NFL. Depending on the draft charts, he is rated about 19th at his position, which means he may be a free agent signing in the NFL or sneak by without interest. He has 4.75 speed. Teammates Billy Winn and Shea McClellin are rated above him for this years NFL draft. Tyrone is eligible for the 2012 CFL Draft.
#70 – Rory Connop
DL 6’4 265 FR from Edmonton, AB
probably will not see any action due to freshman status. Rory is the son of former Edmonton Eskimo Offensive Lineman Rod Connop, a 16 year CFL veteran.
#99 – Michael Atkinson
DT 6’0 315 JR from Windsor, ON
not the first string Tackle, but should see plenty of game action during this game. Played in all 12 games, making 26 tackles including 2.5 tackles for losses. Not rated for 2013 NFL draft, and although his height plays a factor, he does have tremendous strength inside. He will be able to fit in on a CFL roster in a couple years. Michael is CFL draft eligible in 2012.
December 26 @ 5PM
#84 - Allen Champagne
DL 6’4 260 FR from Montreal
walk on in 2011 who will likely not play in this game but someone to watch in future years
LITTLE CAESAR’S BOWL
December 27 @ 4:30PM
#52- Henry Lorenzen
C 6’2 300 SOPH from Wilsonville, ON
will not see him play in the game, did not play in 2009 or 2010 as well
December 29 @9PM
#74 – Philip Blake
C 6’3 320 SR from Toronto, ON
third round draft pick of the Alouettes in 2011, is rated as the 7th best Center for the 2012 NFL Draft and will likely stick in the NFL.
ARMED FORCES BOWL
December 30 @ 12noon
#78 – Tyler Holmes
LT 6’4 300 SR from Ottawa, ON
Argos draft pick, 7th overall in 2011. Argos followed the Ticats trade (5th overall to Edmonton for 2 lower picks) by trading for the 7th overall pick from Saskatchewan to select the offensive lineman. Was Holmes the one the Ticats wanted?? Ticats ended up with Moe Petrus, Center from Connecticut who is the 8th rated Center in the 2012 NFL Draft. Holmes is the 40th ranked OT in the 2012 NFL Draft.
#17 – Dalin Tollestrup
WR 6’1 185 JR from Alberta
will not likely play in the game.
49 – Jadon Wagner
LB 6’4 245 SR from Lethbridge, AB
5th round pick of the Ticats in 2011 who was traded this year to Calgary for DB Milt Collins. Jadon played in 12 games this year, making 36 tackles (9th on team) including 4.5 tackles for losses (6th on team) and 2 sacks(4th on team).
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
December 30 @3:20PM
#90 – CLEYON LAING
DT 6’4 290 JR from Edmonton, AB
will see game action, is second at position on depth chart. Played in 11 games this year making 10 tackles.
#33 – JAWAAN WESTERMAN
WR 5’11 180 SR from Brampton, ON
walk on wide receiver, may not be considered as a non-import by the CFL (similar ruling to his brother Jamaal Westerman in previous draft). Jawaan did not play during his time at Rutgers from 2007 to 2011.
December 30 @ 10PM
#76 – NOLAN MACMILLAN
OG 6’6 290 SOPH from Toronto, ON
Freshman All American in 2009, shoulder injury trouble in 2010, and is a coin flip on whether he will play in the Bowl game. He has next level talent but can’t shake injury bug.
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL
December 31 @3:30PM
#23 – ANTHONY THOMPSON
CB 6’1 205 FR from Montreal, QC
probably will not get any action in the Bowl game
December 31 @7:30PM
#23 – BRENDAN MORGAN
WR 6’0 180 FR from Toronto, ON
probably will not play in the Bowl game
#63 – AUSTIN PASZTOR
LG 6’7 305 SR from Langton, ON
started almost every game since his Freshman year. Ranked 26th best Offensive Guard in 2012 NFL Draft. Has a chance to stick in NFL. Is draft eligible in 2012 CFL Draft. Top performer.
#99 – BRENT URBAN
DE 6’7 280 SOPH from Mississauga, ON
saw minimal action in 2010, played in 12 games in 2011 and made 13 tackles. Is second on depth chart at DE, and was a highly touted recruit out of Canada in his senior year of high school. Should make a name for himself in upcoming 2 years of play.
January 2 @5PM
#25 – BOSEKO LOKOMBO
LB 6’3 235 SOPH from B.C.
played 13 games in 2011 making 28 tackles including 3.5 tackles for losses and 2.5 sacks. Player to watch in years ahead at a good program. Is 38th ranked OLB in 2014 NFL Draft. Would easily play in the CFL once eligible.
January 2 @5PM
#36 – ARJEN COLQUHOUN
CB 6’0 190 FR from Windsor, ON
did not play in 2011. One of the most highly ranked players in his senior year of high school. Recruited heavily by many schools in the USA. Super skills for his position at his age. Is the 26th rated CB for the 2015 NFL Draft which speaks volumes already.
January 2 @1PM
#89 – STEPHEN ALLI
WR 6’6 225 SOPH from Toronto, ON
outstanding athletic ability, super speed, great height. A redshirt sophomore, so has not seen much game action since going to Florida. Will be interesting to see in 2012 what becomes of his development. Highly rated already for 2013 CFL Draft. Hasn’t played much football as he was primarily a basketball player growing up and came to the USA to play basketball. Raw player but with great potential. Time will tell.
January 6 @8PM
#49 – BRETT WEIR
S 6’5 220 FR from London, ON
recent freshman, will not see action in this game
January 8 @9PM
N. ILLINOIS - #14 COURTNEY STEPHEN
S 6’0 220 JR from Brampton, ON
transfer from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, saw limited action in 2011. Is draft eligible in 2011 CFL Draft
#82 JUWAN BRESCACIN
WR 6’5 215 FR from Mississauga, ON
won’t see game action in Bowl game