With the 2019 CFL draft completed, the focus shifts to the next generation of prospective professional football players, including Concordia Stinger linebackers Sam Brodrique and Jersey Henry, who will showcase their talents at the U SPORTS East-West Bowl in Ottawa next week.
The 17th annual prospects game, which features Canadian university players heading into their CFL draft year in 2020, is set for Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Carleton University’s MNP Park.
Henry has also been a key contributor since he started with the program in 2016. The LaSalle, Que. resident moved from defensive back to linebacker in 2018. He led the Stingers with 41.5 tackles in eight games. He also ranked third in the conference for tackles.
The Vanier College alumnus checks in six foot one, 215 pounds.
Brodrique, a native of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-lac, Que., has also been a central figure on Concordia’s defence since he joined the team in 2016. He’s started all 23 games over three years, averaging 28 tackles a season.
The six-foot-one, 215-pound linebacker comes out of the Champlain College, Lennoxville, football program.
Joining the Stinger players in Ottawa is head coach Brad Collinson who will mentor the running backs on the East team.
Brodrique will suit up for the East team with players from the Atlantic and Quebec football conferences as well as Carleton, Ottawa and Queen’s.
Henry has been moved to the West team joining student-athletes from Canada West and the remaining Ontario universities.
The Stingers travel to Ottawa on May 6 and spend the week preparing for the all-star game as well as taking part in a combine where the CFL scouts will evaluate them as part of preparations for the 2020 draft.
The game will be streamed on USPORTS.LIVE free of charge.