SECOND WAVE OF GLOBAL PLAYERS COMPRISING KICKERS AND NCAA ATHLETES INVITED TO CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

SECOND WAVE OF GLOBAL PLAYERS COMPRISING KICKERS AND NCAA ATHLETES INVITED TO CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

37 players representing 14 countries invited to March 26-28 event in Toronto

TORONTO (March 3, 2020) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) and its international partners have announced an additional 10 athletes who will take part in the CFL Combine presented by New Era in Toronto from March 26-28, bringing the total to 36 global players.

This next wave, composed of athletes who played for NCAA programs and kickers, joins the previously announced 26 players who were invited following nine CFL Global Combines in Finland, Sweden, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, two in Japan and Denmark. Complete information and combine results for all global players who have been invited to Toronto can be found here.

Following the two remaining CFL Global Combines in Brazil and Mexico, the full list of global players headed to the Toronto event will be announced. Information regarding media availability during the CFL Combine can be found here. The 2020 CFL Global Draft will take place on April 16.

SECOND WAVE OF GLOBAL PLAYERS INVITED TO THE CFL COMBINE PRESENTED BY NEW ERA

Name

Position

Country

League/NCAA school

Aiolupotea-Pei, Misiona

DL

New Zealand

Washington State

Bombek, Jan-Phillip

DL

Germany

Colorado State

Donkor, Aaron

DL

Germany

Arkansas State

Ford, Jake

P/K

Australia

Ouachita Baptist

Meskell, Ryan

K

Australia

Hawaii

Schenderlein, Jonas

K

Germany

Concordia-Saint Paul

Vrede, Tyron

LB

Netherlands

North Dakota

Whitford, Joel

P

Australia

Washington

Yamasaki, Takeru

P/K

Japan

X-League (Japan)

Zema, Joseph

P

Australia

Incarnate Word

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GLOBAL PLAYER INVITEES

Name

Position

Country

League

Aguemon, Jason

RB

France

LEFA (France)

Anderson, Tony *

DB

France

NAIA

Billy, Bryan

DB

France

LEFA (France)

Breidenbach, Sven *

OL

Germany

GFL (Germany)

Dalle Piagge, Lorenzo *

DL

Italy

FIDAF (Italy)

Engstrom, Malcolm

DL

Sweden

Superserien (Sweden)

Illetschko, Dustin 1

LB

Austria

GFL (Germany)

Izinyon, David *

LB

Great Britain

GFL2 (Germany)

James, William *

DB

Sweden

GFL (Germany)

Kensy, Marius

LB

Germany

GFL (Germany)

Konate, Michel ‘Junior’ *

RB

Denmark

Nationalliga (Denmark)

Krafft, Leo * 3

DL

Norway

NAIF (Norway)

Kyei, Micky *

WR

Finland

GFL (Germany)

Lee, Taku *

RB

Japan

X-League (Japan)

Liesen, Niklas *

LB

Germany

GFL (Germany)

Machino, Tomoya *

OL

Japan

KCAFL (Japan)

Madin Cerezo, Jean-Claude 1

WR

Spain

GFL2 (Germany)

Mahoungou, Anthony *

WR

France

GFL (Germany)

Mbeleg-Toonga, Glen

RB

Great Britain

GFL (Germany)

Milanovic, Aleksandar 2

OL

Austria

AFL (Austria)

Omi, Yoshihito

WR

Japan

X-League (Japan)

Posunko, Oleksandr 1

DB

Ukraine

GFL2 (Germany)

Rodney, Justin

RB

Germany

GFL (Germany)

Sagne, Sebastien *

WR

Finland

GFL (Germany)

Takaya, Ryota

DL

Japan

X-League (Japan)

Yamagishi, Akio

LB

Japan

X-League (Japan)

* Recipient of a direct invitation following a CFL Global Combine
1 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Frankfurt, Germany
2 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Florence, Italy
3 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Copenhagen, Denmark

CFL GLOBAL COMBINE SCHEDULE

Date

Location

March 7

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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