Marc-Antoine Laurin, Devon Stewart, Donald Tabor and Maiko Zepeda selected to attend the National Combine

MONTREAL – The Canadian Football League (CFL) held its second of three regional combines today in Montreal, resulting in four players being invited to the CFL National Combine presented by adidas in downtown Toronto this coming weekend.

Marc-Antoine Laurin, Devon Stewart, Donald Tabor and Maiko Zepeda were extended an invitation to display their athletic abilities once again in front of CFL scouts, coaches, and management at the National CFL Combine, March 11-13. With the four additions, the roster for the National CFL Combine has increased to 44 prospects.

Laurin, a native of Cantley, QC and linebacker from the University of Ottawa, recorded the highest vertical among linebackers with a vertical of 36”. He also finished with the second fastest three-cone time among linebackers (7.12 seconds) at the Montreal Regional Combine, as well as the second fastest shuttle time (4.25 seconds).

Stewart who played collegiately at McGill University showcased his strength by competing 24 reps of 225 lbs. tying him for the most reps in the entire Montreal Regional Combine. The native of St. Hubert, QC ran the three-cone drill in 7.46 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.78 seconds.

St. Francis Xavier product, Tabor ran the third-fastest three-cone drill time among running backs (7.27 seconds). Tabor, a native of Dartmouth, NS recorded the second most bench reps (19) in the running back group at the Regional Combine.

University of Montreal defensive back, Zepeda displayed his speed throughout the Regional Combine. Zepeda recorded the fastest forty time at the Montreal Regional Combine (4.57 seconds). The LaSalle, QC native continued to show off his speed and agility by running the fastest shuttle time in 4.0 seconds, and second fastest three-cone time (6.97 seconds).

Overall, 45 players attended today’s Regional Combine in Montreal and each athlete worked out in front of scouts from all CFL Teams. Click here to view the roster and all the results from the Montreal Regional Combine.  

The third and final Regional Combine will take place March 10 in Toronto.

The 2016 National CFL Combine presented by adidas kicks off March 11 with player arrivals, medicals and team interviews. On Saturday the prospects will showcase their strength in the bench press as well as their vertical jump inside the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on the University of Toronto Downtown Campus.

The camp will conclude on Sunday at the Varsity Centre where the prospects will go through the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, 3-cone drill, individual drills and one-on-ones. Coverage and Results

The 2016 National CFL Combine presented by adidas will have unprecedented live coverage of the marquee events; Bench Press and 40-Yard Dash. Both of these events will be broadcasted live with commentary from Don Landry and Justin Dunk, alongside guest general managers and coaches providing instant analysis.

Live results from each drill will be posted on from all three CFL Regional Combines as well as the National CFL Combine.

Throughout the weekend, Insider Justin Dunk will provide full coverage and analysis from the National CFL Combine in Toronto.

Join the conversation by using the official hashtag: #CFLCombine

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

Olivier Poulin

Manager, Communications, Canadian Football League

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