Canadians to Watch in the NCAA

With up to 35 bowl games coming up in December and January, here are some young Canadian players that you might want to follow:
Arizona St. #38 Terrell Davis Fr. 6'0" 232 Rb. Victoria B.C.
Boise St. #24 Taylor Loffler So. 6'3" 212 Sfty Kelowna B.C.
Bost. Col. #45 Mehdi Abdesmad Jr 6'7" 278 Dl Montreal PQ
#84 Joel K Zoungrana Fr 6'0" 198 Wr Montreal PQ
Bowling Gr #68 Ryan Hunter Fr 6'4" 342 Ol North Bay Ont
Buffalo #59 Tyler O'Henly Fr 6'6" 290 Ol London Ont
#65 Dillon Guy Jr 6'4" 320 Ol Hamilton Ont
Iowa #56 Faith Ekakitie Fr 6'3" 287 Dl Brampton Ont
#76 Nolan MacMillan Sr 6'6" 294 Ol Toronto Ont
#4 Tevaun Smith So 6'2" 200 Wr Toronto Ont
Michigan #46 Clark Grace Fr 6'3" 228 Te Tecumseh Ont
Michigan St #61 James Bodanis Jr 6'5" 305 Dl Toronto Ont
#36 Arjen Colquhoun So 6'1" 195 Db Windsor Ont
#18 Michael Topolinski So 6'1" 237 Db Richmond Hill Ont
#62 Tyler Topolinski Fr 6'3" 245 De Richmond Hill Ont
Miss St #58 Justin Senior Fr 6'5" 300 Ol Montreal PQ
N Carolina #91 Allen Champagne So 6'4" 255 Dl Montreal PQ
N Illinois #11 Juwan Brescacin So 6'4" 219 Wr Mississauga Ont
Nebraska #77 David Knevel Fr 6'9" 300 Ol Brantford Ont
Oregon #25 Bo Lokombo Sr 6'3" 233 Lb British Columbia
Purdue #52 Henry Lorenzen Sr 6'2" 283 Cen Wilsonville Ont
Penn St #22 Akeel Lynch So 6'0" 211 Rb Toronto Ont
Rice #51 Peter Godber Fr 6'4" 290 Ol Toronto Ont
#93 Hosam Shahin Sr 6'3" 290 Dt Richmond BC
#56 Christian Covington So 6'3" 295 Dt Vancouver BC
Stanford #82 Alex Frkovic So 6'5" 242 Te London Ont
UCLA #96 Eli Ankou Fr 6'3" 290 Dt Ottawa Ont
U Conn #91 Jesse Joseph Sr 6'3" 262 De Laval PQ
#73 Alex Mateas Jr 6'3" 305 Ol Ottawa Ont
UNLV #33 Shaquille Murray-Lawrence Jr 5'8" 180 Rb Scarborough ONT
#69 Brett Boyko Jr 6'7" 310 Ol Saskatoon Sask
#71 Tom Clarkson Fr 6'6" 290 Ol Mission BC
Utah St #40 Connor Williams Sr 6'3" 278 De Kanata Ont
Virginia #99 Brent Urban Sr 6'7" 295 De Mississauga Ont
#43 Trent Corney So 6'3" 250 De Brockville Ont
Wyoming #28 Nehemie Kankolongo Jr 5'11" 212 Lb Coquittlam BC
#32 Jake Schiffner Jr 5'10" 181 Sft Calgary Alb

23 schools and 37 players and I've probably missed some but I have an excuse. I'm the old guy. PatLynch.

When I previewed this, it certainly didn’t look like this. The old guy has a lot to learn about that there “innernet”. :roll:

Pat Lynch (sorry about the presentation)

Great job there old timer. We can watch and scout :wink: some of these guys in the up coming bowl games.

Keep an eye on Terrell Davis in a few years. Was light years ahead of Cornish at the high school level. Could become the next great Canadian RB.

Complete Bowl Game Line-Up

The early games have the most impact/effect on our CFL game as they're a lot of smaller, mid-major programs that traditionally supply a lot of players to the CFL.

Most of the earlier games are being carried on TSN2. The later BCS Games are on the major networks.

Date Time Bowl Location TV Team 1 Team 2

1 Dec. 21 2 p.m. Gildan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, N.M. ESPN Washington State Colorado State

2 Dec. 21 3:30 p.m. Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, Nev. ABC Fresno State USC

3 Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, Idaho ESPN Buffalo San Diego State

4 Dec. 21 9 p.m. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, La. ESPN Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette

5 Dec. 23 2 p.m. Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg, Fla. ESPN East Carolina Ohio

6 Dec. 24 8 p.m. Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii ESPN Boise State Oregon State

7 Dec. 26 6 p.m. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Detroit, Mich. ESPN Pittsburgh Bowling Green

8 Dec. 26 9:30 p.m. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl San Diego, Calif. ESPN Utah State Northern Illinois

9 Dec. 27 2:30 p.m. Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Washington, D.C. ESPN Marshall Maryland

10 Dec. 27 6 p.m. Texas Bowl Houston, Texas ESPN Syracuse Minnesota

11 Dec. 27 9:30 p.m. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl San Francisco, Calif. ESPN2 BYU Washington

12 Dec. 28 12 p.m. New Era Pinstripe Bowl New York, N.Y. ESPN Rutgers Notre Dame

13 Dec. 28 3:20 p.m. Belk Bowl Charlotte, N.C. ESPN Cincinnati North Carolina

14 Dec. 28 6:45 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando, Fla. ESPN Louisville Miami

15 Dec. 28 10:15 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Tempe, Ariz. ESPN Kansas State Michigan

16 Dec. 30 11:45 a.m. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Dallas, Texas ESPN Middle Tennessee State Navy

17 Dec. 30 3:15 p.m. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Nashville, Tenn. ESPN Ole Miss Georgia Tech

18 Dec. 30 6:45 p.m. Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio, Texas ESPN Texas Oregon

19 Dec. 30 10:15 p.m. National University Holiday Bowl San Diego, Calif. ESPN Texas Tech Arizona State

20 Dec. 31 12:30 p.m. AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Shreveport, La. ESPN Boston College Arizona

21 Dec. 31 2 p.m. Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas CBS Virginia Tech UCLA

22 Dec. 31 4 p.m. AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tenn. ABC Rice Mississippi State

23 Dec. 31 8 p.m. Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta, Ga. ESPN Duke Texas A&M

24 Jan. 1 12 p.m. TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Fla. ESPN2 Georgia Nebraska

25 Jan. 1 12 p.m. Heart of Dallas Bowl Dallas, Texas ESPNU North Texas UNLV

26 Jan. 1 1 p.m. Capital One Bowl Orlando, Fla. ABC Wisconsin South Carolina

27 Jan. 1 1 p.m. Outback Bowl Tampa, Fla. ESPN LSU Iowa

28 Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO Pasadena, Calif. ESPN Mighigan State Stanford

29 Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Ariz. ESPN Baylor Central Florida

30 Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans, La. ESPN Alabama Oklahoma

31 Jan. 3 TBA Discover Orange Bowl Miami, Fla. ESPN Clemson Ohio State

32 Jan. 3 7:30 p.m. AT&T Cotton Bowl Arlington, Texas FOX Missouri Oklahoma State

33 Jan. 4 1 p.m. BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham, Ala. ESPN Houston Vanderbilt

34 Jan. 5 9 p.m. GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile, Ala. ESPN Arkansas State Ball State

35 Jan. 7 8:30 p.m. VIZIO BCS National Championship Game Pasadena, Calif. ESPN Florida State Auburn

PatLynch & FenderGuy69, thanks for the comprehensive NCAA game postings. I love to watch US college ball for canadians but couldn never find all the games of interest. Now I can plan my Christmas/New Years schedule…

The Argos drafted a guy last year from Buffalo U. Natey Adjei SR 6'0 180 WR/DB . There is also another OT named Gabriel Barbe 6'06 298 FR listed on their roster from Mississauga.

Yes thanks to both of you for the postings. To Pat, Last season I spent many hours in a statistical ranking of Als defensive team. It was really a detailed structured piece of work but, when I entered this data on the Als website, the information, once through the system, however, was ineligible. Great data but, the way it read was useless. I'll not attempt to systematically do anything like this again. You must be frustrated as I was.
A couple of players on your listing I found interesting. One was Lokombo, likely the best player already drafted. Also I noted Homan Shahin of Rice who was drafted by the Alouettes last year. He is a DT. Should he wind up as an alouette, he will join Mike Klassen making he second DT drafted in 2003.

Thanks Pat Lynch for the work! I'm wondering how this compares with basketball and the number of Canadians playing in the NCAA for curiosity sakes? And baseball. Hard to compare because of numbers of teams and players per sport is different though.

Canadians playing Men's NCAA Basketball ... 104

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From Kent Ridley ...

American college bowl season is heating up and there are many Canadians who will be taking part in big games across the country.
The 2013 CIS football season has been over for more than two weeks now, but there are still Canadian university and college athletes playing downs on the gridiron. The American bowl games were recently announced, and the following is a list of a few notable Canadian players on US college teams that are bowl bound in 2013, including one player who will be playing in the national championship game:

Name School Position Hometown Bowl Games
Davis, Terrell Arizona State RB Victoria, BC Holiday Bowl
Loffler, Taylor Boise State BC Kelowna, BC Hawaii Bowl
Abdesmad, Mehdi Boston College DE Montreal, PQ AdvoCare Bowl
Zoungrana, Joel Boston College WR Montreal, PQ AdvoCare Bowl
Hunter, Ryan Bowling Green OT North Bay, ON Little Caesars Bowl
Adjei, Natey Buffalo WR Mississauga, ON Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Guy, Dillon Buffalo OL Waterdown, ON Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
O'Henly, Tyler Buffalo OL Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Entsuah, Eso Florida State FB Toronto, ON National Championship
Ekakitie, Faith Iowa DE Brampton, ON Outback Bowl
MacMillan, Nolan Iowa RT Toronto, ON Outback Bowl
Smith, Tevaun Iowa WR Toronto, ON Outback Bowl
Bodanis, James Michigan State DT Toronto, ON Rose Bowl
Colquhoun, Arjen Michigan State S Windsor, ON Rose Bowl
Fennell, David Michigan State DE St. Albert, AB Rose Bowl
Topolinski, Michael Michigan State DB Richmond Hill, ON Rose Bowl
Topolinski, Tyler Michigan State DE Richmond Hill, ON Rose Bowl
Senior, Justin Mississippi State OT Montreal, PQ Liberty Bowl
Knevel, David Nebraska OL Brantford, ON Gator Bowl
Brescacin, Juwan Northern Illinois WR Mississauga, ON Poinsettia Bowl
Jones, TJ Notre Dame WR Pinstripe Bowl
St. John, Josiah Oklahoma OT Pickering, ON Sugar Bowl
Lokombo, Boseko Oregon LB Abbotsford, BC Alamo Bowl
Covington, Christian Rice DL Vancouver, BC Liberty Bowl
Godber, Peter Rice OL Toronto, ON Liberty Bowl
Frkovic, Alex Stanford TE London, ON Rose Bowl
Ankou, Eli UCLA DL Ottawa, ON Sun Bowl
Boyko, Brett UNLV LT Saskatoon, SK Heart of Dallas Bowl
Clarkson, Tom UNLV OL Abbotsford, BC Heart of Dallas Bowl
Murray-Lawrence, Shaq UNLV RB Scarborough, ON Heart of Dallas Bowl
Williams, Conner Utah State Poinsettia Bowl
Stanford, Joshua Virginia Tech WR Mississauga, ON Sun Bowl
Urban, Brent Virginia DT Mississauga, ON Senior Bowl/All Star Game

Here's a better list in chronological order with times/dates etc.

Date Time Bowl Game Name School Position Hometown

Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Adjei, Natey Buffalo WR Mississauga, ON
Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Guy, Dillon Buffalo OL Waterdown, ON
Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl O'Henly, Tyler Buffalo OL
Dec. 24 8 p.m. Hawaii Bowl Loffler, Taylor Boise State BC Kelowna, BC
Dec. 26 6 p.m. Little Caesars Bowl Hunter, Ryan Bowling Green OT North Bay, ON
Dec. 26 9:30 p.m. Poinsettia Bowl Brescacin, Juwan Northern Illinois WR Mississauga, ON
Dec. 26 9:30 p.m. Poinsettia Bowl Williams, Conner Utah State DE
Dec. 28 12 p.m. Pinstripe Bowl Jones, TJ Notre Dame WR
Dec. 30 10:15 p.m. Holiday Bowl Davis, Terrell Arizona State RB Victoria, BC
Dec. 30 6:45 p.m. Alamo Bowl Lokombo, Boseko Oregon LB Abbotsford, BC
Dec. 31 12:30 p.m. AdvoCare Bowl Abdesmad, Mehdi Boston College DE Montreal, PQ
Dec. 31 12:30 p.m. AdvoCare Bowl Zoungrana, Joel Boston College WR Montreal, PQ
Dec. 31 2 p.m. Sun Bowl Ankou, Eli UCLA DL Ottawa, ON
Dec. 31 2 p.m. Sun Bowl Stanford, Joshua Virginia Tech WR Mississauga, ON
Dec. 31 4 p.m. Liberty Bowl Senior, Justin Mississippi State OT Montreal, PQ
Dec. 31 4 p.m. Liberty Bowl Covington, Christian Rice DL Vancouver, BC
Dec. 31 4 p.m. Liberty Bowl Godber, Peter Rice OL Toronto, ON
Jan. 1 1 p.m. Outback Bowl Ekakitie, Faith Iowa DE Brampton, ON
Jan. 1 1 p.m. Outback Bowl MacMillan, Nolan Iowa RT Toronto, ON
Jan. 1 1 p.m. Outback Bowl Smith, Tevaun Iowa WR Toronto, ON
Jan. 1 12 p.m. Gator Bowl Knevel, David Nebraska OL Brantford, ON
Jan. 1 12 p.m. Heart of Dallas Bowl Boyko, Brett UNLV LT Saskatoon, SK
Jan. 1 12 p.m. Heart of Dallas Bowl Clarkson, Tom UNLV OL Abbotsford, BC
Jan. 1 12 p.m. Heart of Dallas Bowl Murray-Lawrence, Shaq UNLV RB Scarborough, ON
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Bodanis, James Michigan State DT Toronto, ON
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Colquhoun, Arjen Michigan State S Windsor, ON
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Fennell, David Michigan State DE St. Albert, AB
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Topolinski, Michael Michigan State DB Richmond Hill, ON
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Topolinski, Tyler Michigan State DE Richmond Hill, ON
Jan. 1 5 p.m. Rose Bowl Frkovic, Alex Stanford TE London, ON
Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. Sugar Bowl St. John, Josiah Oklahoma OT Pickering, ON
Jan. 7 8:30 p.m. National Championship Entsuah, Eso Florida State FB Toronto, ON
Jan. 25 2 p.m. Senior Bowl/All Star Game Urban, Brent Virginia DT Mississauga, ON

Thanks Fender for that basketball list. I had no idea so many Canadians are down in the US with scholarships (most likely all have some sort of athletic scholarship) playing basketball and football. A lot of potential student fees lost to Canadian universities if in fact these players could have even gotten into Canadian universities with their academics. I'm sure the list of hockey players is longer than both of these sports combined.

I'll look into the exact hockey #'s for you, but in actual fact, the # of Canadians playing hockey at NCAA schools has declined relative to the other sports. NCAA hockey programs are finding more home grown American kids that are of high quality to play than they had in the past. Add to that fact that there are just not as many schools with hockey programs as there are basketball/baseball/football.

From various articles I've read, the real growth in north-south migration is in basketball and football with basketball leading the way.

I also would have thought basketball leading the way. The new immigrants in Canada come from countries where basketball is big, I have a nephew in law from Cambodia and he says basketball is very big there.

Makes sense about more Americans playing college hockey in the US, didn't think of that.

I watched Dillon Guy #65 rt guard for Buffalo last night in the bowl game on the blue turf of Boise State. He had several pancake blocks and didn't look out of place at all. Good for the Hamilton kid! :smiley:

Pat Lynch (the old guy)

Todays East West Shrine Game is on the NFL Network. The two Canadians to watch are #66 Tardif OT for the East and #95 Gill DE for the West. Game time is 4 o’clock. Tardif is the #1 ranked player in the CFL Draft while Gill is #6. :smiley:

Pat Lynch(the old guy)