MARC-ANTHONY HOR LEADS ‘GLOBAL’ PLAYERS WITH 28 BENCH REPS AT COMBINE

MARC-ANTHONY HOR LEADS ‘GLOBAL’ PLAYERS WITH 28 BENCH REPS AT COMBINE

Thiadric Hansen records highest vertical among ‘Global’ players with 38” jump

TORONTO (March 23, 2019) – For the first-time ever, the Canadian Football League (CFL) has 18 global players taking part in the CFL Combine presented by New Era and today was the first to see the players showcase their strength and vertical jumping at the Goldring Centre in downtown Toronto today.

In front of scouts and management from all nine CFL teams, the global players tested alongside the top prospects heading into the 2019 CFL Draft.

For full results from ‘Global’ players, click here.

In the bench press, defensive lineman Marc-Anthony Hor from Germany led the way for the global players with 28 reps of 225 lbs. France’s Valnetin Gnahoua followed with 24 reps, while Finland’s Okko Outinen reached 21 reps. Rounding out the top five with 20 reps each were Alessandro Antonio Vergani from Italy and Thiadric Hansen from Germany.

TOP-5 GLOBAL PLAYER RESULTS – BENCH PRESS (225 LBS.)

REPS

NAME

28

Marc-Anthony Hor (Germany)

24

Valnetin Gnahoua (France)

21

Okko Outinen (Finland)

20

Alessandro Antonio Vergani (Italy)
Thiadric Hansen (Germany)


Germany’s Thiadric Hansen, a 6’1” linebacker, led the group of global players with a vertical jump score of 38”. Hansen plays for the Potsdam Royals of the German Football League (GFL). Following Hansen’s mark, France’s Maxime Rouyer and Asnnel Robo each recorded 33.5” verticals. Rounding out the top five were receiver Jordan Bouah from Italy (33”) and receiver Max Zimmerman (32”) from Germany.

TOP-5 GLOBAL PLAYER RESULTS – VERTICAL JUMP

INCHES

NAME

38

Thiadric Hansen (Germany)

33.5

Asnnel Robo (France)
Maxime Rouyer (France)

33

Jordan Bouah (Italy)

32

Max Zimmerman (Germany)

For full results from ‘Global’ players, click here.

For full results from Canadian players, click here.

The Combine continues on Sunday when the players transition to the field to test their speed, agility and football skills on  the 40-yard dash, shuttle, three-cone, broad jump, individual positional drills and one-onone matchups.

Fans can tune in tomorrow on CFL.ca/Live beginning at 10 a.m. ET. For full broadcast details, click here.

The 2019 CFL Draft takes place on May 2, followed by training camps which are set to open on May 19. The 2019 season begins on June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders face off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fans can stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca, follow the 2019 season from around the world, and join us at a game. The 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 24.

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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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