Eight former members of the Dinos football program will be on rosters of the combatants for Sunday’s 105th Grey Cup featuring the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts.
Veteran offensive tackle Dan Federkeil is the senior member of the group. The 6’7”, 309 lbs. Medicine Hat, AB., native hopes to win a Grey Cup ring to along with his Super Bowl ring he received while a member of the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.
Quarterback Andrew Buckley is second on the depth chart behind starter Bo Levi Mitchell. The Rundle College grad spent five seasons with the Dinos becoming the first player to capture back to back Hec Crighton Trophy (Most Outstanding Player) and Russ Jackson Award (Top player combining academics, community service, sportsmanship and athletics) in consecutive season in U Sports.
Other former Dinos on the Stampeders roster include defensive lineman Michael Klassen and receiver Anthony Parker and running back Anthony Woodson.
The Argos have a trio of three former Dinos on their active roster. Heading the list is their starting offensive centre, Sean McEwen. The 24-year-old McEwen, in just his second season as a professional, is a finalist for Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a Canadian Football League all-star. The 6’4”, 297 lbs. McEwen was selected third overall in the 2015 CFL Draft and was a starter directly from Notre Dame High School for the Dinos.
Other former Dinos with the Eastern Champions are defensive lineman Lindon Gaydosh and defensive back Robbie Woodson, the younger brother of Calgary Stampeders, Anthony Woodson.
Gaydosh is a former number one overall draft choice (2013) and four-year starter with the Dinos while Woodson also was a four-year starter with the Scarlet & Gold. The 22-year-old Woodson was selected 27th overall in the 2017 CFL draft and started at defensive half for the Dinos in the 2016 loss to Laval in the Vanier Cup.
Last year Dinos graduates Jake Harty (receiver) and long snapper Tanner Doll received Grey Cup rings as members of the Ottawa Red Blacks.