Idaho receiver David Ungerer late riser on CFL draft boards

Canadian receiver David Ungerer has been a late riser on CFL draft boards.

Ungerer was granted national status and added to the class in late March – mom Sylvia was born in Toronto. Every CFL team has been in contact with Ungerer since acquiring Canadian citizenship – an indication he’ll be a high pick.

The five-foot-nine, 181-pound pass catcher had a strong senior season at the University of Idaho, recording a team-leading 69 receptions for 697 yards and and four touchdowns while rushing for a TD and taking a punt to the house.

At Idaho’s pro day in April, Ungerer ran a 4.63 40-yard time, 4.16 shuttle, 6.86 three-cone, broad jumped nine-feet, nine inches, vertical 35.5 inches and pushed out 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Ungerer has been around football for most of his life as father Dave coached at many NCAA schools including Maryland (when Geroy Simon was playing for the Terps), California, Oregon State, Washington State and Alabama to name some of his stops.

There has been significant interest in Ungerer from around the league, it’s conceivable the quick, athletic receiver goes from off the draft list to a top selection.

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