ITALY’S LORENZO DALLE PIAGGE EARNS CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA INVITATION

ITALY’S LORENZO DALLE PIAGGE EARNS CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA INVITATION

Defensive lineman becomes the sixth global player invited to the CFL Combine

FLORENCE, ITALY (January 25, 2020) – Defensive lineman Lorenzo Dalle Piagge has been extended an invitation to showcase his skills for Canadian Football League (CFL) general managers, coaches and scouts in Toronto for the CFL Combine presented by New Era from March 25-28. Dalle Piagee was one of 26 players who participated in the CFL Global Combine in Italy conducted in association with the Federazione Italiana di American Football (FIDAF).

“FIDAF personnel conducted a very well executed combine. Our thanks to all the athletes who participated in the first-ever combine in Italy,” said CFL Senior Director, Football Operations, Ryan Janzen. “It has been incredible to see the worldwide passion for gridiron football as we near the halfway point of the Global Combine tour.”

The Florence event marked the fourth global combine this year with six remaining.

“This is a great opportunity for Italian players and a fundamental moment of growth for our federation. Florence saw us take another big step forward in our important partnership with the CFL,” added FIDAF president Leoluca Orlando.

“The FIDAF-CFL Combine offers the chance to showcase our players’ talents in the hope that some of them can, one day, step out onto the prominent stage of the Canadian championship while also enabling the many Italians living in Canada to experience the joy and pride of cheering on their fellow countrymen.”

The CFL will announce the full list of global players invited to Toronto following the completion of the 10 Global Combines prior to the 2020 CFL Global Draft on April 16. 

EARLY GLOBAL PLAYER INVITEES TO THE CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

Global Combine

Players

Finland

Micky Kyei
Sebastien Sagne

Sweden

William James

France

Anthony Mahoungou
Tony Anderson

Italy

Lorenzo Dalle Piagge

During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated ‘global player’ from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team’s active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters. In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league.

CFL GLOBAL COMBINE SCHEDULE

Date

Location

January 25

Bristol, England

January 26

Frankfurt, Germany

February 1

Tokyo, Japan

February 2

Osaka, Japan

February 29

Copenhagen, Denmark

March 15

Mexico City, Mexico

The CFL regular season kicks off on Thursday, June 11 with the Edmonton Eskimos hosting the BC Lions at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Friday Night Football debuts with a double-header on June 12 with the Toronto Argonauts visiting the Ottawa REDBLACKS before the Montreal Alouettes take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The season’s opening week concludes with a Saturday night prime-time rematch of the 107th Grey Cup as the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats.

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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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