19 OUA players selected in 2014 CFL Draft

19 OUA players selected in 2014 CFL Draft
TORONTO – Nineteen players from seven Ontario University Athletics institutions were selected in Tuesday’s CFL Canadian Draft, placing the OUAsecond among all CIS regional associations.  RSEQ led all CIS regional associations with 21 players chosen, while Canada West schools saw 11 players selected and another eight players came from Atlantic University Sport members.
 
It was a record night for CIS football as a whole as 59 players from the league were selected out of 65 total picks (90.8%), shattering the previous standard of 44 set a year ago (out of 60 picks). The eight CIS standouts drafted in the opening round also tied the league mark from 1970 and 1972. 
 
Leading the way among the OUA contingent were Western, Queen’s, and Toronto, with each school having four players drafted. The McMaster Marauders were just behind with three players selected, while Windsor had two players names called and Guelph and York each had one player chosen.
 
Laval and Montreal led all CIS programs with six players selected, followed by Manitoba (5), Concordia (4), Queen’s (4), Toronto (4) and Western (4).
 
Mustangs linebacker Beau Landry was selected the highest among all OUA players, going in the first round, eighth overall, to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Along with Landry, Mustangs Dylan Ainsworth (11th overall, Saskatchewan Roughriders), Joe Circelli (25th overall, Calgary Stampeders), and Brian Marshall (61st overall, Calgary) all received calls from the CFL on Tuesday night.
 
Landry, Ainsworth, Circelli, and Marshall selected in CFL Draft: http://westernmustangs.ca/news/2014/5/13/FB_0513145004.aspx
 
Defensive back Andrew Lue was the first Queen’s player chosen, going 10th overall to the Montreal Alouettes. Receiver Scott Macdonell was selected 13th overall, going to the expansion Ottawa REDBLACKS, while defensive lineman Derek Wiggan (34th overall, Calgary), and defensive back Matt Webster (39th overall, Saskatchewan) were chosen in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively.
 
Lue goes to Alouettes, Macdonell to REDBLACKS in 2nd round of CFL Draft as four Gaels get selected: http://gogaelsgo.com/news/2014/5/13/FB_0513143052.aspx
 
Toronto saw a pair of players go in round two with running back Aaron Milton (15th overall, Edmonton) and receiver Alex Pierzchalski (18th overall, Saskatchewan) come off the board within moments of each other. Two other Varsity Blues players got the call on Tuesday night including offensive lineman Aaron Wheaton (28th overall, Ottawa) and linebacker Christopher Johnson (44th overall, Hamilton).
 
Four Blues selected in 2014 CFL Draft: http://varsityblues.ca/news/2014/5/13/CROSS_0513140700.aspx
 
Kicker Tyler Crapigna (40th overall, Calgary) was the first McMaster player chosen, going midway through the fifth round. He was joined by linebacker Aram Eisho (56th overall, Winnipeg Blue Bombers) and long snapper Kevin Malcolm (65th overall, Ottawa) who were both selected in the seventh.
 
Crapigna, Eisho and Malcolm selected in 2014 CFL Draft: http://www.marauders.ca/news/2014/5/13/FB_0513140941.aspx
 
Windsor had two players selected in short order on Tuesday as receiver Evan Pszczonak (42nd overall, Toronto) and defensive lineman Stephon Miller (46th overall, Ottawa) were chosen within four picks of each other.
 
Psczconak, Miller taken in CFL Draft: http://golancers.ca/news/2014/5/14/FB_0514141238.aspx?path=football
 
Guelph Gryphons defensive lineman Jeff Finley will be heading to Montreal after the Alouettes grabbed him with the 22nd overall pick, and he’ll be joined in la belle province by York Lions defensive lineman James Tuck who came off the board with the 31st pick of the draft.
 
Jeff Finley selected 22nd overall in CFL Canadian Draft in record night for CIS: http://gryphons.ca/news/2014/5/14/FB_0514140047.aspx
 
Tuck selected in fourth round of CFL Draft: http://www.yorkulions.ca/news/2014/5/13/FB_0513143817.aspx
 
Pierre Lavertu, a centre from Laval University, became the eighth CIS player in as many years – and the 12th in the past 15 years - to be selected first overall in the CFL Canadian Draft when the Calgary Stampeders called his name at No. 1, on Tuesday evening.
 
Eight more CIS stars were called in each of the second, third and fourth rounds, with nine following in the fifth, seven in the sixth and 11 in the seventh, which included two more picks than the other rounds.
 
Defensive linemen were the most popular CIS players as no less than 18 were called. Offensive linemen, linebackers and receivers tied for second (8), ahead of running backs / fullbacks (7), defensive backs (6) and kickers (4).
 
CIS players selected in 2014 CFL Canadian Draft (59):
OUA players listed in bold
 
First Round (9 total selections)
1. Pierre Lavertu, Laval, OL (by Calgary)
3. Anthony Coombs, Manitoba, RB (by Toronto)
4. Antoine Pruneau, Montreal, DB (by Ottawa)
5. David Foucault, Montreal, OL (by Montreal)
6. Devon Bailey, StFX, WR (by Edmonton)
7. Quinn Smith, Concordia, DL (by Calgary)
8. Beau Landry, Western, LB (by Hamilton)
9. Evan Gill, Manitoba, DL (by Hamilton)
 
Second Round (9 total selections)
1. (10 total) Andrew Lue, Queen’s, DB (by Montreal)
2. (11 total) Dylan Ainsworth, Western, DL (by Saskatchewan)
4. (13 total) Scott MacDonnell, Queen’s, WR (by Ottawa)
5. (14 total) Pascal Lochard, Laval, RB (by British Columbia)
6. (15 total) Aaron Milton, Toronto, RB (by Edmonton)
7. (16 total) Max Caron, Concordia, LB (by Calgary)
8. (17 total) Jesse Briggs, McGill, LB (by Winnipeg)
9. (18 total) Alex Pierzchalski, Toronto, WR (by Saskatchewan)
 
Third Round (9 total selections)
1. (19 total) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, McGill, OL (by Calgary)
2. (20 total) Johnny Mark, Calgary, K (by Saskatchewan)
3. (21 total) JaskaranDhillon, UBC, DL (by Toronto)
4. (22 total) Jeff Finley, Guelph, DL (by Montreal)
5. (23 total) Nigel Romick, Saint Mary’s, DL (by Ottawa)
6. (24 total) Adam Thibault, Laval, DB (by Calgary)
7. (25 total) Joe Circelli, Western OL (by Calgary)
8. (26 total) Kristopher Bastien, Concordia, WR (by Saskatchewan)
 
Fourth Round (9 total selections)
1. (28 total) Aaron Weathon, Toronto, OL (by Ottawa)
3. (30 total) Raye Hartmann, StFX, DB (by Edmonton)
4. (31 total) James Tuck, York, DL (by Montreal)
5. (32 total) David Ménard, Montreal, DL (by British Columbia)
6. (33 total) Thomas Miles, Manitoba, LB (by Toronto)
7. (34 total) Derek Wiggan, Queen’s, DL (by Calgary)
8. (35 total) Andrew Smith, Manitoba, WR (by Montreal)
9. (36 total) Alexandre Dupuis, Montreal, FB (by Toronto)
 
Fifth Round (9 total selections)
1. (37 total) Hugo Desmarais, Laval, OL (by Ottawa)
2. (38 total) Eric Black, Saint Mary’s, DB (by Toronto)
3. (39 total) Matt Webster, Queen’s, DB (by Saskatchewan)
4. (40 total) Tyler Crapigna, McMaster, K (by Calgary)
5. (41 total) Alexander Fox, Bishop’s, WR (by British Columbia)
6. (42 total) Evan Pszczonak, Windsor, WR (by Toronto)
7. (43 total) Nick Boyd, Manitoba, K (by Montreal)
8. (44 total) Christopher Johnson, Toronto, LB (by Hamilton)
9. (45 total) Kyle Paterson, Regina, OL (by Saskatchewan)
 
Sixth Round (9 total selections)
1. (46 total) Stephon Miller, Windsor, DL (by Ottawa)
2. (47 total) Quinn Everett, Mount Allison, DL (by Winnipeg)
3. (48 total) Zackary Medeiros, Montreal, K (by Edmonton)
4. (49 total) Jean-Christophe Beaulieu, Sherbrooke, FB (by Montreal)
7. (52 total) Mathieu Girard, Montreal, DL (by Hamilton)
8. (53 total) Stephen Mawa, UBC, DL (by Hamilton)
9. (54 total) Travis Bent, Concordia, LB (by Saskatchewan)
 
Seventh Round (11 total selections)
1. (55 total) Vincent Desloges, Laval, DL (by Ottawa)
2. (56 total) Aram Eisho, McMaster, LB (by Winnipeg)
3. (57 total) Michael Dadzie, Regina, DL (by Edmonton)
4. (58 total) Mackenzie Sarro, Calgary, FB (by Montreal)
5. (59 total) Guillaume Bourassa, Laval, RB (by British Columbia)
6. (60 total) Kirby Fletcher, Acadia, DL (by Toronto)
7. (61 total) Brian Marshall, Western, WR (by Calgary)
8. (62 total) Martin Pesek, Acadia, DL (by Hamilton)
9. (63 total) Terry Hart, StFX, OL (by Saskatchewan)
10. (64 total) Alexandre Bernard, McGill, LB (by Ottawa)
11. (65 total) Kevin Malcolm, McMaster, DL (by Ottawa)
 
CIS players selected by round (59):
 
First round: 8
Second: 8
Third: 8
Fourth: 8
Fifth: 9
Sixth: 7
Seventh: 11
 
CIS players selected by regional associations (59):
 
RSEQ: 21
OUA: 19
Canada West: 11
AUS: 8
 
CIS players selected by universities (59):
 
Laval: 6 *
Montreal: 6 *
Manitoba: 5
Concordia: 4
Queen’s: 4
Toronto: 4
Western: 4
McGill: 3
McMaster: 3
StFX: 3
Acadia: 2
UBC: 2
Calgary: 2
Regina: 2
Saint Mary’s: 2
Windsor: 2
Bishop’s: 1
Guelph: 1
Mount Allison: 1
Sherbrooke: 1
York: 1
 
* Laval and Montreal both had a player drafted who last played for the school in 2011
 
CIS players selected by positions (59):
 
Defensive linemen: 18 *
Offensive linemen: 8
Linebackers: 8
Receivers: 8
Running back / fullbacks: 7
Defensive backs: 6
Kickers: 4
 
* 1 defensive lineman (Kevin Malcolm) drafted as a long snapper

**By Ontario University Athletics, with files from Canadian Interuniversity Sport.


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