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18 Invited to CFL Combine

By Ryan Watters 02/13/2024, 11:30am PST

The CJFL will be well represented on March 8

A total of 18 players with CJFL experience have been invited to the CFL Invitation Combine on March 8th.  The event will take place on the campus of the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

These top prospects will be put through a series of drills to showcase their skills for the CFL’s general managers, coaches and player personnel.

The hope for these 18 players is to receive an extended invitation to the main CFL Combine slated for March 21-24 taking place in Winnipeg. 

The 18 CJFL invites are:

Ife Adebogun – Edmonton Huskies

Burkely Banilevic – Quinte Skyhawks

Jaiden Claassen – Valley Huskers

Geoff Clubine – London Beefeaters

Ezzat Elnagmi – St. Clair Saints

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners

Anthony Grigg – Hamilton Hurricanes

Matthew Hajewich – Regina Thunder 

Dawson Marchant – Langley Rams

Brandyn Martin – Regina Thunder

Nate Norton – St. Clair Saints

Payton O’Connor – Regina Thunder

Isaiah Okoli – Langley Rams

Keewone Parker – St. Clair Saints

Kaine Stevenson – Westshore Rebels

Liam Stewart – Langley Rams

James Stockwood – Okanagan Sun

Daniel Townsend – Okanagan Sun
 

First Team Offensive All-Canadians

By Ryan Watters 11/09/2023, 9:00am PST

They were the best offensive players in 2023

Photo courtesy of Louis Christ Photography

The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is proud to announce the First-Team Offensive All-Canadians for the 2023 season.

Offensive Line

Isaiah Letander – Valley Huskers (second consecutive season)
Jeff Vander Werff – Okanagan Sun (second consecutive season)
Ezzat Elnagmi – St. Clair Saints
Cody Shumanski – Saskatoon Hilltops
Riley Schick – Regina Thunder

Receivers

Kieran Poissant – Westshore Rebels (second consecutive season) – 54 receptions, 849 yards and 13 touchdowns

Drake Douglas – Saskatoon Hilltops - 42 receptions for 591 yards and 4 touchdowns

Javier Lewis – St. Clair Saints - he caught 20 passes for 536 yards and had a Conference high seven touchdowns

Nicholas Sirleaf – Calgary Colts - 45 receptions for 739 yards and 8 touchdowns

Running Backs

LJ Dyer – London Beefeaters - he won the Ontario Conference rushing title with 1158 yards on 136 carries and had nine touchdowns

Boston Davidsen – Saskatoon Hilltops - 170 carries for 1184 yards and 9 touchdowns

Quarterback

Te Jessie – Westshore Rebels (second consecutive season) – 150 of 212 for 2453 yards, 41 touchdowns.  He completed 70.8% of his passes, the second-best percentage in CJFL history.

Place Kicker

Teijon Abel-Douglas – Saskatoon Hilltops - 23 of 27, 85.2% field goals

RETURN SPECIALIST

Caleb Akerley – Edmonton Huskies - 23 punt returns for 180 yards, 23 kick-off returns for 512 yards

Following the CJFL Celebration of Excellence on Friday night in Westshore, the CJFL will announce the Outstanding Award winners for 2023.

 

First Team Defensive All-Canadians

By Ryan Watters 11/08/2023, 9:00am PST

The best defensive players during the 2023 season

The CJFL is proud the announce the 2023 First Team Defensive All-Canadians.

Defensive Line

Riece Kack – Saskatoon Hilltops (second consecutive season) – 15 tackles, 9 assisted tackle, 7.5 sacks, 1 knockdown, 1 fumble recovery

Richard Graham – Ottawa Sooners - 24 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown, 1 blocked kick, 1 interception for a touchdown, 2 knockdowns

Johnathon Stevens – Saskatoon Hilltops - 20 tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 3 sacks, 1 knockdown, 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions

Cam Michaud – Okanagan Sun - 9 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 blocked kick, 4 assisted tackles

Linebackers

Demar Hohnstein – Westshore Rebels - 56 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles

Stephen Smith – Regina Thunder - 44 tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 1 blocked kick, 1 fumble recovery

Keewone Parker – St. Clair Saints (pictured) - 20 tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 1 blocked kick, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries

Defensive Backs

Nathanial Norton – St. Clair Saints (second consecutive season) - 13 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 6 assisted tackles

Gio Linuzzi – Westshore Rebels – 13 tackles, 5 interceptions, three knockdowns, 1 fumble recovery

Michael Jourdan – Okanagan Sun - 21 tackles, 8 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 assisted tackle

Cedric McCallum – Edmonton Huskies - 32 tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 3 knockdowns, 3 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown

Cody Anglo – Calgary Colts - 22 tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 knockdown, 2 forced fumbles

Punter

Matt Wist – Saskatoon Hilltops - 47 punts with a 32.2-yard average and 3 singles

The First Team Offensive All-Canadians will be unveiled on Thursday November 9th.

 

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