Thursday, July 03, 2008

CFL: The 2008 CIS list

Every year I take a snapshot of CFL rosters to survey the amount of CIS talent. It’s just that—a snapshot, things can move quickly in the CFL and not every Canadian trained product that starts the season with a CFL team will end the year with one. However, it does offer an interesting look at what the status of the amateur game in this country.

Although the NCAA still trains the majority of skill players—both import and non-import—there has been a shift in recent years. The CIS is improving and it is producing impact players that are legitimate stars in the pro game.

Whereas a Mike O’Shea was an exception a generation ago, players like Jason Clermont, Andy Fantuz, Andre Talbot and more are becoming increasingly more common.

Below the jump is a full list of CIS trained athletes on CFL rosters today. In total there are 111 players that went to Canadian schools. Broken down by conference it’s 49 OUA players (4.9/school), 38 from CanWest (5.4), 15 from the QIFC (2.5) and nine from the AUS (2.25).

By school: McMaster 12, Saskatchewan 10, Western 8, Laurier 8, Manitoba 7, Laval 7, UBC 5, Simon Fraser 5, Regina 5, Ottawa 5, Saint Mary’s 4, St. FX 4, Windsor 4, Queen’s 4, Calgary 3, Alberta 3, York 3, Guelph 3 Concordia 3, Bishops 2, McGill 2, Montreal 1, Sherbrooke 1, Acadia 1, Waterloo 1, Toronto 0, Mount Allison 0


B.C. – 11 – (CW 5, OUA 5, Q 1, AUS 0)

Javier Glatt, LB - UBC
Jason Pottinger, LB - MAC
Jason Arakgi, LB - MAC
Dean Valli, C - SFU
Kelly Bates, G – Sask.
Lorne Plante, OL - Manitoba
Dan McCullough, DE - Bishops
Jason Clermont, SB - Regina
Adam Nicolson, WR - Ottawa
Matt Kirk, DT - Queen’s
Ricky Foley, DL - York

Edmonton – 12 (CW 3, OUA 6, Q 2, AUS 1)

Adrian Baird, DE - Ott
Tim Bakker, OL - UWO
Agustin Barrenechea, LB - Calgary
Mathieu Bertrand, FB - Laval
Chris Ciezki, RB - UBC
John Comiskey, C - Wind
Justin Cooper, DL - Manitoba
Sammy Okpro, DB - Concordia
Tim St.Pierre, LB - SMU
Pierre-Luc Yao, RB - Laval
Dante Luciani, WR - WLU
Dan Comiskey, OL - Windsor

Calgary – 12 (CW 4, OUA 2, Q 3, AUS 3)

Richard Karikari, DB - StFX
Burke Dales, P - Concordia
Wes Lysack, DB - Manitoba
Justin Phillips, DL - WLU
Randy Chevrier, DL - McGill
Godfrey Ellis, OL - Acadia
Tim O'Neill, OL - Calgary
Fabio Filice, OL - MAC
Miguel Robede, DL - Laval
Neil Ternovatsky, LB - Alberta
Derek Armstrong, OL - StFX
Pat MacDonald, DL - Alberta

Saskatchewan – 21 (CW 5, OUA, 13, Q 1, AUS 2)

Corey Grant, Wide Receiver - WLU
Rob Bagg, Wide Receiver - Queen’s
Luca Congi, Kicker/Punter - SFU
Leron Mitchell, Defensive Back - UWO
Scott Gordon, Safety - Ottawa
Jamie Boreham, Punter/Kicker - Manitoba
Neal Hughes, Fullback - Regina
Tristan Clovis, Safety - MAC
Mike McCullough, Linebacker - StFX
Yannick Carter, Linebacker - WLU
Jean-Francois Morin-Roberge, Offensive Line - Montreal
Jocelyn Frenette, Long Snapper - Ottawa
Gene Makowsky, Offensive Line - Sask
Steve Morley, Offensive Line - SMU
Chris Best, Offensive Line - Waterloo
Mike Abou-Mechrek, Offensive Line - UWO
Kevin Scott, Long Snapper - Queen’s
Michael Palmer, Wide Receiver - Guelph
Andy Fantuz, Wide Receiver - UWO
David McKoy, Wide Receiver - Guelph
Chris Getzlaf, Wide Receiver - Regina

Winnipeg – 20 (CW 8, OUA 7, Q 4, AUS 1)

Marc Beswick DB - SMU
Chris Cvetkovic LS - Concordia
Ryan Donnelly, OL - MAC
Arjei Franklin WR - Windsor
Alexandre Gauthier OL - Laval
Brian Guebert FB - Sask
Aaron Hargreaves WR - SFU
Steven Holness DB - Ottawa
Ibrahim Khan OL - SFU
Kyle Koch OL - MAC
Brendon LaBatte OL - Regina
Pierre-Luc Labbe LB - Sherb
Ian Logan S - WLU
Anthony Maggiacomo LB - WLU
Neil McKinlay LB - SFU
Duncan O'Mahony, P - UBC
Matt O'Meara OL - MAC
Dominic Picard OL - Laval
Matt Sheridan OL - Manitoba
Jamie Stoddard WR - Alberta

Hamilton – 12 (CW 5, OUA 5, Q 1, AUS 1)

Sandy Beveridge, S - UBC
Jesse Lumsden, RB - Mac
Jeff Piercy, FB - Sask
Matt Robichaud, LB - Bishops
Sean Manning, DB - StFX
Nick Kordic, DB - UWO
Ray Mariuz, LB - MAC
Sasha Glavic, DB -Windsor
Michael Botterill, LB - MAC
Jordan Rempel, OL - Sask
Dylan Barker, DB - Sask
Chris Bauman, WR - Regina

Toronto – 12 (CW 4, OUA 7, Q 1, AUS 0)

Jean-Nicolas Carriere, LB - McGill
Bryan Crawford, RB - Queen’s
Mark Dewit, OL - Calgary
Nathan Hoffart, WR - Sask
Jeff Johnson, RB - York
Mike O'Shea, LB - Guelph
Tyler Scott, WR - UWO
Jude St. John, G - UWO
Andre Talbot, WR - WLU
Andre Durie, RB - York
Chris Hardy, S - Manitoba
Chad Rempel, WR - Sask

Montreal – 11 (CW 4, OUA 4, Q 2, AUS 1)
Shea Emry, LB - UBC
Scott Flory, G - Sask
Cory Huclack, LB - Manitoba
Pascal Masson, S - Laval
Jeff Robertshaw, DE - MAC
Dave Stala, SB - SMU
Chris Vrantsis, LS - MAC
Paul Woldu, CB - Sask
Joel Wright, S - WLU
Jeff Keeping, DT - UWO
Matthieu Proulx, LB - Laval

2 comments:

sager said...

The eastern and westernmost teams (Als and Lions) have the fewest CIS-trained players. The teams in the geographical centre of the country (Sasky and Wpg) have the most, and they were also in the Grey Cup last season.

Also note the non-playoff teams from last season, Hamilton and Edmonton (Maciocia!) only have 12 each.

Mike said...

I love to see it and I hope the number grows each season!