Past draftees from Canadian schools

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

NFL

Western defensive lineman Vaughn Martin’s declaration to enter the National Football League draft warrants a trip down memory lane to look back at the few Canadian university players who have been drafted into the league. Here are the only eight athletes to have accomplished that feat.

1965 Jim Young, Queen’s, FB/R. Drafted by Minnesota. Played for Minnesota in 1965 and 1966.

1976 Brian Fryer, Alberta, R. Drafted by Washington in 8th round.

1982 Dan Feraday, Toronto, QB. Drafted by Cincinnati in 12th round.

1986 Mike Schad, Queen’s, OG. Drafted by Los Angeles Rams in 1st round " 23rd overall. Schad is the only CIS player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Played for Rams (1987 and 1988) and Philadelphia (1989 to 1993).

1992 Tyrone Williams, Western, WR. Drafted by Arizona in 9th round. He played five games for Dallas in 1993. Tyron is the only player to win a Vanier Cup (1991), Grey Cup (1996, Toronto) and Super Bowl (1993, Dallas).

1995 Mark Montreuil, Concordia, CB. Drafted by San Diego in 7th round. Played for San Diego 1995 to 1997.

1998 Jerome Pathon, Acadia & U. of Washington, R. Drafted by Indianapolis in 2nd round (32nd overall). Played for Indianapolis (1998 to 2001), New Orleans (2002 to 2004) and Atlanta Falcons (2005). Played in 15 games for New Orleans in 2004, making 34 catches for 581 yards and one TD.

2001 Randy Chevrier, McGill, LS/DE. Drafted by Jacksonville in 7th round. Played eight games for Dallas in 2001 and five games with Cincinnati also in 2001.

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