Men’s Football News

Reigning Vanier Cup champion Adam Sinagra of the Calgary Dinos highlights a group of 10 U SPORTS  players on the December prospect list released by the Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau Tuesday in advance of the 2020 Draft.

Sinagra, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback from Pointe Claire, Que., played a pivotal role in Calgary’s 27-13 Vanier Cup victory over Montreal, capturing the Ted Morris Memorial Trophy awarded to the game’s Most Valuable Player. The fifth-year arts student finished the game with 22 completions on 28 attempts for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns, tallying 27 points against Montreal’s defence who had surrendered only 16 points in three playoff games. The win gave Calgary its fifth Vanier Cup title and first since 1995.

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A year after capturing the Hec Crighton Trophy and being named a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor Athletic Award for U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Year, Sinagra completed 159 of 256 passes and ranked fifth in the nation with 287.7 passing yards per game in six contests in the 2019 season. He also threw for 13 touchdowns. Sinagara, who was ranked 18th on the initial prospect list in August, rose to No.14 on Tuesday’s second list.  

Alberta offensive lineman Carter O’Donnell is the highest-ranking U SPORTS product at No. 4, rising up seven spots from No. 11 after receiving First Team All-Canadian honours in 2019.

The second Scouting Bureau list also includes players from Laval and Carleton (two each), as well as Montreal, Queen’s, Waterloo and Western (one each).

Last year, 52 U SPORTS players were selected in the 2019 CFL Draft out of 73 total picks (71.2 per cent).  

The CFL Scouting Bureau releases its rankings three times each year, usually in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The Bureau is comprised of CFL scouts, player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine teams.

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Rank Name Pos. University Hometown Ht. Wt. Program Sept. 12
1 Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma St. Catharines, Ont. 6-2 301 Arts & Sciences 1
2 Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame Abbotsford, B.C. 6-4 229 Management Consulting 2
3 Nathan Rourke QB Ohio Oakville, Ont. 6-2 208 Secondary Ed. & Integrated Social Studies 3
4 Carter O’Donnell OL Alberta Red Deer, Alta. 6-6 315 Education 11
5 Tomas Jack-Kurdyla OL Buffalo Montreal, Que. 6-4 300 Educational Studies 13
6 Ketel Assé OL Laval Saint-Marc, Haiti 6-7 300 Sport Intervention 7
7 Dejon Brisset WR Virigina Mississauga, Ont. 6-2 195 TBD 6
8 Mason Bennett DE North Dakota Winnipeg, Man. 6-4 258 Communications 9
9 Marc-Antoine Dequoy DB Montreal Île Bizard, Que. 6-3 195 Video Games Studies 15
10 Brendan O’Leary-Orange WR Nevada Toronto, Ont. 6-4 210 General Studies 14
11 Rysen John WR Simon Fraser Vancouver, B.C. 6-7 220 TBD NR
12 Dylan Giffen OL Western Strathroy, Ont. 6-8 347 King’s College 16
13 Adam Auclair LB Laval Quebec, Que. 6-2 205 Teaching Physical & Health Ed. 8
14 Adam Sinagra QB Calgary Pointe Claire, Que. 6-1 195 Economics 18
15 Cameron Lawson DL Queen’s Calendon, Ont. 6-3 285 Arts & Science NR
16 Tyler Ternowski WR Waterloo Hamilton, Ont. 6-0 185 Economics 19
17 Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund DL Southeastern Louisiana Dartmouth, N.S. 6-2 250 TBD NR
18 Jesse Lawson OL Carleton Vancouver, B.C. 6-5 300 Psychology 20
19 J.J. Molson K UCLA Montreal, Que. 6-1 197 Business 12
20 Jack Cassar LB Carleton Mississauga, Ont. 6-3 225 Business NR

Appeared on previous Scouting Bureau List this season

Name Pos. University Hometown Ht. Wt. Program Sept. 12
Sage Doxtater OL New Mexico St. Welland, Ont. 6-7 330 Sociology 4
Patrice Rene DB North Carolina Ottawa, Ont. 6-2 208 TBD 5
Daniel Joseph DE Penn State Brampton, Ont. 6-3 260 Labor & Employment Relations 10
Dev Lamour DB Buffalo Montreal, Que. 6-2 205 Educational Studies 17