Photo courtesy of Boris Terzic
Teams in the Ontario Conference need to prepare themselves because London Beefeaters’ running LJ Dyer set to return in 2023.
Last season was his first in the CJFL and he made an immediate impact as a playmaker in all three facets of the game. He did most of his damage in the backfield, leading the Conference with 90 carries as one half of a two-headed monster teamed with Taz Bell. Dyer galloped to 512 yards, second only to Bell and shared the Conference lead with six rushing touchdowns.
He was a threat leaking out of the backfield to become a receiver as well as returning kicks on special teams. As a matter of fact he returned six kick offs, one of them in Ottawa sprinting 105 yards all the way to the endzone for the longest play in Ontario last season. He averaged over 31-yards with each kick return.
The Beefeaters are excited to have LJ Dyer back in the fold this season as a member of the Class of 2023.
Enjoy his highlights...
It’s the unofficial kick-off to the 2023 season!
As of February 1st, all CJFL teams are able to sign up to 10 players to their upcoming roster with a “Letter of Intent,” (LOI). Once an LOI is signed the player agrees, should they play in the CJFL for the 2023 season, they are bound to that team which is stipulated in the LOI agreement.
Before entering the LOI agreement the player signing cannot already be committed to another team or on a protected list within the CJFL.
If a player decides not to continue with that particular team after signing the LOI, they can be released from that commitment by the team. However the team does not have to agree to release that player until the LOI expires on the 15th of September.
These LOIs are used by teams for several different reasons, the main one is to obviously sign a big recruit and have a commitment to their roster for that season. Signing an important recruit can also encourage other players to give that team serious consideration if they are on the fence of which CJFL team to join.
The LOIs began several years ago in the BC Conference, but now all 19 teams take advantage of getting a commitment before National Signing Day on June 1st.
Follow along on social media to see which players have agreed to an LOI for the upcoming CJFL season.