Wednesday, 13 May 2015


The University of Calgary had seven players draft eligible for 2015 Canadian Football League Draft, all seven were selected with their talent being dispersed through the league.

Offensive linemen Sukh Chungh and Sean McEwen went second and third overall respectively to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts marking it the second time in three years Calgary has had two players go in the top three. The offensive line duo spent the past weekend at the New York Giants rookie free agent camp.

“Our players being selected where they were speaks to the people in our program,” stated McEwen who has been a four year starter along the offensive line. “Education is important to me and getting my degree. I am very happy that they (Toronto) thought that much about me.”

"It’s a great feeling. I’m thrilled. I’m excited and I couldn’t be happier to be a Blue Bomber,” Chungh told the Winnipeg Free Press when contacted at his parent’s home in Port Coquitlam, BC.

Inside receiver Jake Harty was selected 10th overall by the Ottawa Red Blacks being the first player selected in the second round.  “This is a surreal experience for me going to a young team like Ottawa. We had three players go in the Top Ten, it is amazing for our program,” stated Harty who acknowledged he had conversations with the Red Blacks prior to the draft.

Eighteen picks later, the Red Blacks selected Harty’s teammate, linebacker and long snapper Tanner Doll with 28th pick overall. Doll follows in his father’s footsteps as his father, Garrett, was a second round selection (11th overall) by the Calgary Stampeders in 1985. “This is a special moment for me and my family and am excited about going to the next level in football,” Doll stated.

In between the selection of Harty and Doll, all-Canadian linebacker Adam Konar was chosen by the Edmonton Eskimos going 25th overall. Like Doll, Konar hopes to follow in is father’s footsteps in the Canadian Football League. His father, Kevin, was selected by BC Lions fifth overall in the 1980 draft having a stellar 10-year career with the Lions.

Defensive lineman Tyler Langlais, who missed much of last year due to an injury suffered in the 2013 Vanier Cup game was selected 47th overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Dryden, Ontario native worked extremely hard during his tenure with the Dinos and the Riders contacted Coach Wayne Harris about Langlais a week prior to the draft.

The Calgary Stampeders selected 2014 Hec Crighton and Russ Jackson Trophy winner Andrew Buckley with their final pick in the seventh round. Buckley is elated about chosen, especially by the hometown Stampeders. “I went to their camp last year as a development player and now get to participate again in my hometown,  is something I am looking forward to,” stated Buckley, “I could not be happier.”

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