Canadians Playing in NCAA Bowl Games in 2021 - 22

Friday, Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo
12 p.m. ET | ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas

Cure Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina: Northern Illinois Cyruss McGarrell/#22 CB/6'2"/178/Fr. Windsor,Ont.
Coastal Carolina Wilt Gabe II/#34 TE/6'3"/240/Soph. Montreal
Enoch Makonzo/#43 LB/5'11"/195/Sr. La Chine,P.Q.
6 p.m. | ESPN2
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

Saturday, Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl
Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky
11 a.m. | ESPN
FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida

Celebration Bowl
Jackson State vs. South Carolina State
12 p.m. | ABC
Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta, Georgia

New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State vs. UTEP: Fresno State Dontae Bull/#72 OL/6'7"/326/Sen. Victoria,B.C.
2:15 p.m. | ESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Independence Bowl
No. 13 BYU vs. UAB
3:30 p.m. | ABC
Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana

LendingTree Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty: Eastern Michigan Jez Janvier/#74 OL/6'5"/315/Fr. Montreal
Sidy Sow/#62 OL/6'5"/334/Jr. Bromont,P.Q.
Jake Julien/#31 P /6'2"/217/Sr. Barrie,Ont.-Redblack draft
Liberty John Kourtis/#79 Ol/6'4'/315/Soph. Toronto
5:45 p.m. | ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama

LA Bowl
Oregon State vs. Utah State
7:30 p.m. | ABC
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

New Orleans Bowl
No. 23 Louisiana vs. Marshall
9:15 p.m. | ESPN
Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

Monday, Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Tulsa vs. Old Dominion: Old Dominion Frederick Antoine/#3 WR/6'1"/213/Fr. Montreal
2:30 p.m. | ESPN
Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Kent State vs. Wyoming: Kent State Daniel Johnson/#77 OL/6'5"/307/Jr. London,Ont.
3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho

Frisco Bowl
No. 24 San Diego State vs. UTSA: San Diego State Daniel Okpoko/#90 DL/6'5"/265/Jr. Saskatoon,Sask.
7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl
Missouri vs. Army
8 p.m. | ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 23

Frisco Football Classic
Miami (Ohio) vs. North Texas
2:30 p.m. | ESPN
Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

Gasparilla Bowl
Florida vs. UCF
7 p.m. | ESPN
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

Friday, Dec. 24

Hawai'i Bowl
Memphis vs. Hawai'i
8 p.m. | ESPN
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawai'i

Saturday, Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl
Ball State vs. Georgia State
2:30 p.m. | ESPN
Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Nevada: Western Michigan Jack Taylor/#59 OL/6'5"/285/Fr. Burlington,Ont.
11 a.m. | ESPN
Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

Military Bowl
East Carolina vs. Boston College: Boston College Ezechiel Tieide/#17 WR/6'2/202/Jr. Lachine,P.Q.
2:30 p.m. | ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Birmingham Bowl
No. 20 Houston vs. Auburn: Houston Cougars Olivier Charles-Pierre/#99 DL/6'2"/360/Sr. Laval,P.Q.
12 p.m. | ESPN
Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama

First Responder Bowl
Air Force vs. Louisville
3:15 p.m. | ESPN
Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas

Liberty Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State: Mississippi State Albert Reese IV/#76 OL/6'7"/315/Fr. Edmonton
6:45 p.m. | ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee

Holiday Bowl
No. 18 North Carolina State vs. UCLA
10:15 p.m. | FOX
Petco Park in San Diego, California

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Minnesota vs. West Virginia: Minnesota Tyrell Lawrence/#73 OL/6'7"/355/Soph. Mississauga,Ont.
West Virginia Akheem Mesidor/#90 DL/6'2"/272/Soph. Ottawa
Deshawn Stevens/#47 LB/6'2"/255/Sr. Toronto-Redblacks draft
Alonzo Addae/#4 S /5'10"/190/Sr. Pickering,Ont.-Redblacks draft
10:15 p.m. | ESPN
Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Fenway Bowl
Virginia vs. SMU
11 a.m. | ESPN
Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts

Pinstripe Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
2:15 p.m. | ESPN
Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Cheez-It Bowl
No. 19 Clemson vs. Iowa State: Iowa State Tristan Michaud/#80 WR/6'6"/205/Fr. Quebec City
5:45 p.m. | ESPN
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

Alamo Bowl
No. 14 Oregon vs. No. 16 Oklahoma
9:15 p.m. | ESPN
Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl
North Carolina vs. South Carolina
11:30 a.m. | ESPN
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina

Music City Bowl
Tennessee vs. Purdue
3 p.m. | ESPN
Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

Peach Bowl
No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Pittsburgh: Pitt. Panthers Jared Wayne/#5 WR/6'3"/210/Jr. Peterborough,Ont.
7 p.m. | ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Las Vegas Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
10:30 p.m. | ESPN
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, Dec. 31

Gator Bowl
No. 17 Wake Forest vs. No. 25 Texas A&M: Wake Forest Luiji Vilain/#2 DL/6'4"/252/Sr. Ottawa-Argos draft
11 a.m. | ESPN
TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida

Sun Bowl
Washington State vs. Miami (FL)
12:30 p.m. | CBS
Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas

Arizona Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Boise State: Central Michigan Cade Cote/#51 DL/6'3"/230/Fr. Maple Ridge,B.C.
Boise State Isaiah Bagrah/#30 DE/6'4"/244/Soph. Lethbridge,Alb.
2:00 p.m. | Barstool Sports
Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona

Cotton Bowl Classic (College Football Playoff semifinal)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati: Alabama John Metchie/#8 WR/6'0"/195/Jr. Brampton,Ont.*ACL tear, out for the season
3:30 p.m. | ESPN
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

Orange Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia
7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida

Saturday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
No. 21 Arkansas vs. Penn State: Penn. State Christian Veilleux/#9 QB/6'4"/202/Fr. Ottawa
Malick Meiga/#80 Wr/6'4"/200/Fr. St. Jerome,P.Q.
Theo Johnson/#84 TE/6'6"/256/Soph. Windsor,Ont.
Jesse Luketa/#40 LB/6'3"/247/Sr. Ottawa
Jonathan Sutherland/#0 S /5'11"/201/Sr. Ottawa
12 p.m. | ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

Citrus Bowl
No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 22 Kentucky
1 p.m. | ABC
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

Fiesta Bowl
No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State
1 p.m. | ESPN
State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Rose Bowl
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah: Utah Keegan Markgrap/#93 LS/6'3"/225/Sr. Hamilton-Redblacks draft
5 p.m. | ESPN
Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

Sugar Bowl
No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss: Ole Miss. Jaden Dicks/#98 DL/6' 5 "/245/Fr. Etobicoke,Ont.
Tavius Robinson/#95 DL/6'7"/265/Sr. Guelph,Ont.
Dean Leonard/#24 DB/6'0"/195/Sr. Calgary-Ticats draft
8:45 p.m. | ESPN
Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Texas Bowl
Kansas State vs. LSU
9 p.m. | ESPN
NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

Monday, Jan. 10

College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Alabama vs. ????
8 p.m. | ESPN
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

Pat Lynch (the old guy)


The Sugar Bowl will be interesting. It features Defensive Back Deane Leonard. The Cats selected him 18th overall in the 2021 Draft. Another Canadian in our backfield is always a good thing.

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There are 6 undrafted seniors on this list . John Metchie of Alabama is out with a torn ACL . When he's healthy, he's a NFL first rounder . Five juniors are on this list and they may be draft eligible .
I have another list that I'll post prior to the CFL Draft .

Pat Lynch (back from the Romulan Neutral Zone)


Neutral zone? I thought you were exiled to the Phantom Zone, like General Zod. THAT'S why we couldn't find you - you were in an entirely different universe!

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Another guy I’d be interested to see in the Sugar Bowl is Deane Leonard’s teammate Tavius Robinson. Like Leonard he is a transfer from a USports program, this time from Guelph Gryphons. Should be eligible for this year’s CFL draft. He’s listed at 265 lbs and as far as I know lines up at DE.


Pitt Panthers first TD was scored by Jared Wayne JR WR from Peterborough , Ont . in an exciting Mich. State victory 31 - 21 .
Pitt QB Kenny Pickett , a Heisman finalist sat out the game to prepare for the NFL Draft . RB Connor Heyward a senior with the Spartans didn't . He plays the game much like his dad "Ironhead" and his Steeler brother Cameron . Connor's draft stock went way up based on his play .

Pat Lynch (football's a team game)

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So who to look for in today's games?

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Jesse Luketa is Penn State’s middle linebacker. Could get a look in the NFL but also is eligible for this year’s CFL draft.
As mentioned previously, Sugar Bowl tonight features a Ticat draft pick Deane Leonard at cb for Ole Miss. and Tavius Robinson is a 6’-7” defensive end who transferred from Guelph in 2020 who will also be eligible for the draft but might get a look in the NFL with his size.


Also a Hamilton kid Keegan Markgraf playing for Utah in the Rose Bowl as their long snapper. I suppose if you don’t notice him that will be a good thing. Redblacks drafted him last year.


Guelph kid who played his high school ball in the park by my house! Excited to see him play today.


Jesse Luketa is playing now in the Outback Bowl . He's playing at the MLB for Penn State and is a tackling machine . Arkansas looks like a solid opponent . It's currently 7 - 0 Razorbacks in the 2nd quarter .

Penn State’s freshman qb from Ottawa, Christian Veilleux, just came in for their previous series. Tough spot being down by 14 but had one nice run, looks like he’s got good size and a strong arm. Keep your eyes on this kid down the road.

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Not a Canadian, buit did anybody notice the name of an Iowa Hawkeye WR in the Citrus Bowl today?

No mention of dad, in the bio, but both were born in the same town in Kansas.


So cool to see! His dad was a favourite of mine.

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He not hurt?

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Penn State lost 24 - 10 to the Razorbacks . Jesse Luketa LB and Johnathan Sutherland Safety are Penn St. seniors and CFL draft eligible .

Pat Lynch (the old dude)

Wasn’t aware of that.

Markgraf is # 93 for Utah .

He has a knee injury

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Monday night 's championship game between Alabama and Georgia could be a classic . Roll Tide !

Pat Lynch (Will John Metchie's absence be the difference?)