18 ‘GLOBAL’ PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

18 ‘GLOBAL’ PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

First time ever players from overseas will compete in the Combine as part of CFL 2.0 strategy

TORONTO (March 14, 2019) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) unveiled the list of 18 players from five different nations that will participate in the CFL Combine presented by New Era taking place in Toronto from March 22-24.

The 18 players will test alongside the top prospects eligible for the 2019 CFL Draft. Several delegates from each nation’s football federation will be attending the Combine to take in the events and to continue the momentum on the CFL’s ‘2.0’ international strategy.

Below is the list of ‘global’ players that confirmed their participation at Combine:

NAME

POS.

TEAM

HOMETOWN

Jordan Bouah

WR

Saddleback College Gauchos

Rome, Italy

Valentin Gnahoua

DL

Berlin Rebels

Le Mans, France

Thiadric Hansen

LB

Potsdam Royals

Flensburg, Germany

Marc Anthony Hor

DL

Frankfurt Universe

Mannheim, Germany

Kimi Linnainmaa

WR

Helsinki Roosters

Espoo, Finland

Mads Nielsen

DL

Copenhagen Towers

Vejle, Denmark

Frederik Nielsen

WR

Potsdam Royals

Aalborg, Denmark

Okko Outinen

DE

Helsinki Roosters

Hämeenlinna, Finland

Benjamin Plu

WR

Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers

Le Mans, France

Asnnel Robo

RB

University de Montreal

Cayenne, France

Maxime Rouyer

LB

McGill 

Troyes, France

Roni Salonen

LB

Braunschweig New Yorker Lions

Vantaa, Finland

Hendrik Schwarz

WR

Marburg Mercenaries

Marburg, Germany

Arttu Tennberg

OL

Porvoo Butchers

Helsinki, Finland

Alessandro Vergani

OL

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns

Monza, Italy

Sonny Weishaupt

QB

Grenoble Centaures

Aschaffenburg, Germany

Max Earvin Zimmermann

WR

Potsdam Royals

Berlin, Germany

Johannes Zirngibl

DE

Straubing Spiders

Landau, Germany


COUNTRY AND POSITION BREAKDOWN:

Country:

Germany – 6
Finland – 4
France – 4
Denmark – 2
Italy – 2

Position:

Receivers - 6
Defensive Linemen – 5
Linebackers – 3
Offensive Linemen – 2
Running Back – 1
Quarterback – 1

The CFL will once again have exclusive live coverage of the 2019 Combine, starting with the Bench Press on Saturday and continuing with the 40-yard dash and 1-on-1 drills on Sunday.  For more information, please visit CFL.ca/Live.

CFL Combine presented by New Era participant list

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Below is the schedule for the CFL Combine presented by New Era:

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 24 - CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA 
GOLDRING CENTRE & VARSITY STADIUM

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
MARRIOT BLOOR YORKVILLE

Player arrivals, measurements, and medicals. No media interviews, unless pre-arranged through the CFL's communications department.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
GOLDRING CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT

Order of testing: WR, DB, RB, LB, QB, DL, OL

9:30 a.m.                   Height/Weight Measurements, Video Shot, Vertical Jump

11:30 a.m.                 Bench press

Players will be made available by request after the completion of morning testing.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24
VARSITY STADIUM BUBBLE

9:00 a.m.                   OL/DL 40-yard dash, shuttle, 3-cone drill, broad jump

10:00 a.m.                  OL/DL individual drills followed by one-on-ones

10:45 a.m.                  Long-snappers workout

11:00 a.m.                  RB/LB/QB/DB/WR 40-yard dash, shuttle, 3-cone, broad jump

1:00 p.m.                    RB/LB/QB individual drills followed by one-on-ones

2:00 p.m.                     WR/DB individual drills followed by one-on-ones

3:00 p.m.                    Combine completed

Players will be made available by request after the completion of their testing.

CFL Combine presented by New Era participant list

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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