Canadian OL Alex Fontana tests at University of Kansas pro day

Canadian offensive lineman Alex Fontana performed at the University of Kansas pro day.

Fontana elected not to attend the CFL combine because it was too close to the Jayhawks work out. He was the fifth ranked prospect on the scouting bureau list from December.

Fontana checked in at over six-foot-one, 298 pounds with more than 31-inch arm length and 79-inch wingspan. He pumped out 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, broad jumped eight-feet, 10 inches, vertical 27.5-inches, ran 5.20 in the 40, 4.84 shuttle and 7.78 three-cone. Those results would have ranked Fontana among the top five offensive lineman – higher in some categories – at the CFL combine.

The Toronto native started nine out of 12 games at centre for Kansas in 2018. He sat out the 2017 schedule at the University of Houston due to a foot injury using the medical redshirt season. During 2016 Fontana started five and appeared in 11 games overall for the Cougars at guard. Prior to joining Houston, Fontana started at centre for two seasons at New Mexico Military junior college.

CFL scouts believe Fontana is best suited for playing centre in the pros and could play the other interior lineman spots.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.