The Prince George Kodiaks were a brand-new team in 2022 and went through some growing pains in the BC Conference.
That said, they made some tremendous strides and saw some outstanding individual performances and will be returning several core players for 2023.
One of those exciting returning players on the defensive side is Jason Kragt. The defensive lineman tallied 27 tackles and had 11 assisted stops along with four sacks to prove to be very dangerous and a player teams needed to scheme for.
He is a member of the CJFL Class of 2023. Check out his 2022 highlights HERE.
The CJFL was very well represented at the CFL Invitational Combine with seven players completing among some of the best from US colleges and U-Sport programs.
Below are the final results from the seven players that took part:
|Players||Bench Press||40-Yard||Vertical||Broad Jump||3-Cone||Shuttle Run|
|Burgmaier, Donovan||21||5.37||30||8'10 1/8||7.53||4.7|
|Charles, Shawn||4||4.92||28||8'11 7/8||7.94||DNP|
|Hayes-Williams, Jared||DNP||5.01||27||8'9 5/8||7.44||4.45|
|O'Shea, Mike||DNP||4.86||34||9'8 5/8||7.26||4.4|
|Oling, Ronnie||11||4.78||32||9'2 3/4||7.32||4.37|
Photo courtesy of Crazy Bees Photography
Last season saw a complete transformation of Isaiah Letander of the Valley Huskers and now he’s part of the Class of 2023.
During the 2021 season Letander was a big punishing body on the Huskers defensive line. He aggravated the opposing offences and collected nine tackles, a sack and forced a fumble. He made such an impact he was named a BC Conference All-Star.
Fast forward to 2022 and Letander decided to flip positions and move to the offensive line and he didn’t miss a beat. He had to learn different schemes, blocking positioning and a very extensive Huskers playbook, and it seemed like he didn’t have an issue. He became one of the best offensive linemen in the Conference and was named a CJFL First Team All-Canadian!
He has the speed and agility to get out and lead the running back with a big block and the strength to blow open a hole to give the back an easier path for extra yardage.
Isaiah Letander of the Valley Huskers is part of the CJFL Class of 2023. Click HERE to watch his All-Canadian highlights.