Volume 92, Issue 82

Thursday, March 4, 1999


No Testa, no title

Murtaugh defines hockey excellence

Pride drives Mustangs to first place

Curlers go hard for OUA medals

Western rewind

Canada's March Madness hits Alumni Hall

Western rewind

Western fullback Blake Marshall was named the best university football player in the nation for the 1987 season. Marshall, the Hec Crighton award-winner, was also honoured by the Edmonton Eskimos as he was drafted second overall in the Canadian Football League Canadian college draft on Feb. 21.

Marshall, a six-foot-one, 220-pound Guelph native, was one of seven members of the Vanier Cup finalist Mustang football team to be drafted by CFL teams.

Western head coach Larry Haylor felt it was quite a tribute for an offensive player to be drafted so high. Haylor also felt Marshall would be able to contribute to the team in a positive way.

"He's going to be a great player. It won't take him long to establish himself. He's ready to play in the CFL. There's not a great deal he can't do."

Marshall had only good things to say about Edmonton, a team which also drafted and played his brother Greg until injuries ended his career.

"I feel Edmonton has the best organization in the CFL. I'm really looking forward to playing for them."

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