In the Spotlight: Tevaun Smith

In the Spotlight: Tevaun Smith

At least one Canadian-born player has been selected in each of the past five NFL drafts, and while there is little doubt their successes have sparked an interest in … Continue reading

L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur

Following in the footsteps of fellow Quebecer J.P. Darche, L. P. Ladouceur has enjoyed a career as an NFL long snapper since signing with the Cowboys in 2005. Position: … Continue reading

Jon Ryan

Jon Ryan

Jon Ryan, a former Regina Ram, began punting for the Seattle Seahawks in 2008. Position: P – Born: November 26, 1981 Regina, SK – College: University of Regina (CIS) … Continue reading

Orlando Franklin

Orlando Franklin

A high draft pick of the Denver Broncos, Orlando Franklin learned his football fundamentals in the Ontario Varsity Football League. Franklin agreed on a five-year free agent contract with … Continue reading

Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson

Born in Canada while his father played for the CFL Calgary Stampeders, Nate Burleson has forged his own identity as a veteran receiver in the NFL. Burleson signed with … Continue reading

Cory Greenwood

Cory Greenwood

A long shot to crack an NFL roster, Kingston’s Cory Greenwood seized attention by excelling on special teams . In 2011 Greenwood led the Chiefs (with whom he signed … Continue reading

Vaughn Martin

Vaughn Martin

A standout at the University of Western Ontario, Martin was the first CIS underclassman ever drafted to the NFL.

Danny Watkins

Danny Watkins

A former firefighter from Kelowna, BC, Danny Watkins did not begin playing football until the age of 22. Position: OG – Born: Nov. 6, 1984 Kelowna, BC – College: … Continue reading

Jamaal Westerman

Jamaal Westerman

Signed in 2013 as a free agent by the Buffalo Bills, former Brampton resident Jamaal Westerman originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted rookie in 2009 … Continue reading

Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije

Brandon Manitoba’s Israel Idonije is an inspiration to Canadian University football players with NFL dreams. Position: DE – Born: Nov. 17, 1980 Lagos Nigeria (raised Brandon, MB) – College: … Continue reading