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May 3, 2018 | Football

RB Tanner Green (left) and LB Mickael Côte are heading to the pros.

Two Stingers tapped by CFL teams in 2018 draft

Concordia Stingers linebacker Mickael Côté and running back Tanner Green were both selected in the fourth round of Canadian Football League draft on Thursday night.

Côté was drafted 30th overall by the Ottawa Redblacks, while Green was picked 32nd overall by the Edmonton Eskimos.A senior from St. Hilaire, Que., Côté was a second team U SPORTS all-Canadian in 2017. The RSEQ all-star was also the leading tackler in the Quebec conference. In seven games, he had 40 solo tackles and 21 assists for a total of 50.5 or an average of 7.2 a game. The six-foot-three, 225-pound veteran also had three sacks.

Green, who checks in at six-foot-three, 240 pounds, was the second running back selected in the 2018 draft.

He joined the Stingers in 2016 after wrapping up his career with the Central Alberta Buccaneers in the Alberta Football League. In two years at the university level, he played in a total of 11 regular season games. He earned respect for his blocking and special teams play. The Lacombe, Alta. native received the Ricky Zieba Award as the Stinger with the best work ethic for his efforts in the 2016 season.

Côté is the fifth Concordia linebacker selected in the draft in the last 10 years. He joins the likes of Arto Khatchikian (7th round, Ottawa, 2016), Max Caron (2nd round, Calgary, 2014), Travis Bent (6th round, Saskatchewan, 2014), Cory Greenwood (1st round, Toronto, 2010).

Green is the first Stinger running back to be drafted since Evan Davis Jr. was picked in the third round by the Calgary Stampeders in 1999.

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