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February 28, 2019 | Football

From left, Lukas Redguard, Yan Lessard and James Tyrrell.

Stinger football players invited to CFL combines

A total of eight Concordia Stingers football players were in the mix when the CFL sent out invitations to its upcoming evaluation camps.

The Canadian professional league will hold four camps in March, all designed to help CFL scouts and general managers evaluate talent in preparation for the annual draft slated for May 2. There are three regional combines – Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto – and a national camp also in Toronto.

Three Stingers have been invited to the eastern regional camp taking place at Scitech Sports Dome in Baie d’Urfé, Que. on March 13. Defensive lineman Lukas Redguard and receivers Yan Lessard and James Tyrrell will participate.

Defensive tackle Michael Sanelli will take part in the Toronto regional combine on March 21.

From the regional workouts, approximately a dozen players will be chosen to move forward to CFL national combine March 22-24. Thirty-nine football players have already been selected to go directly to the national combine and do not have to qualify at the regional camps.

Stingers offensive tackle Maurice Simba has been chosen to go to the national combine. Once there, players will undergo medical examinations, performance, strength and speed tests, on-field football drills and team interviews.

As well, Concordia will hold a Pro Day for Simba on March 12. This will allow NFL scouts to evaluate his potential.

Finally, three Stingers turned down invitations to attend camps. Safety Quaid Johnson, running back Micah Sullivan and offensive lineman Matt Halbgewachs have decided to pursue different career paths.