Saturday, March 24, 2018 — (WINNIPEG) – Speed was on full display at the CFL Combine presented by adidas in Winnipeg this morning, where wide receiver Daniel Petermann recorded the fastest time of the day.
The 6’00 native of Stoney Creek, ON led all players in the 40-Yard Dash in a morning session full of talent and potential. Petermann most recently represented the West in the 2017 U SPORTS East-West Bowl and was named an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Second-Team All-Star. After playing all eight regular season games for the Marauders and scoring two touchdowns, he caught 36 passes to finish eighth in the OUA, finishing tenth in the OUA with 517 receiving yards.
The remainder of the top five 40-yard times were split between participants from Laval and Wilfrid Laurier, with Rouge et Or receivers finishing third (Marco Dubois, with a time of 4.62) and fourth (Tyrone Pierre, at 4.64 seconds) respectively. Laurier Golden Hawk Isaiah Guzylak-Messam led all defensive backs with a time of 4.60 to finish second overall, while his teammate Godfrey Onyeka rounded out the top five overall and placed second among defensive backs with a time of 4.66.
Here are the full results of the 40-Yard Dash, which can be watched on-demand on CFL.ca.
Prospects also participated in two agility and speed drills, the short shuttle and the three-cone. Ottawa Gee-Gee defensive back Jackson Bennett placed first overall in the shuttle with a time of 4.09. Bennett also finished second in the three-cone behind Central Michigan product Mark Chapman. Chapman, who placed second overall in the shuttle and ran a 40-yard time of 4.69, completed the three-cone drill in 7.00 seconds.
52 of the best prospects from across the country are performing for scouts, general managers, coaches and football operations personnel from all nine CFL teams this weekend. The CFL Combine presented by adidas includes players who were invited from a series of regional combines in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg to join top players from U SPORTS, NCAA and CJFL teams. The National Combine is the biggest stage for these players to showcase their abilities and improve their stock in the 2018 CFL Draft, to be held in Toronto on May 3rd, 2018.
The 40-Yard Dash was a sold-out event at Mark’s CFL Week Fan Fest, held in the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. Over 800 fans cheered on the athletes as they performed feats of speed and agility.
The event was broadcast live on CFL.ca as part of the CFL’s new extensive coverage of the entire combine for fans across Canada. Host Brodie Lawson and former all-star defensive back Davis Sanchez are providing sideline access while CFL.ca’s Combine guru Marshall Ferguson will give play-by-play alongside Gemini-nominated sportscaster James Cybulski.
Players were made available to the media after the completion of morning testing, and will be made available again after the completion of evening testing. The Bench Press will begin at 7:00pm CT at the RBC Convention Centre.