30 Canadian players who have been invited to the 2020 CFL national combine

Photo courtesy: University of Alberta

The CFL’s national combine is set for March 26-28 at the University of Toronto.

Below are 30 Canadian prospects who have already been offered a spot in the showcase, though more invitations are still to come.

This list is not comprehensive; I suspect an additional five to ten prospects have received invitations, though I’m still working to confirm who they are. Players added to this list following its original publication will be marked with an asterisk (*).

A small handful of the players below will choose not to attend the event. Some will want to participate in school pro days, while the top prospects — Neville Gallimore, Chase Claypool and Nathan Rourke — could receive invitations to the NFL combine.


Nathan Rourke, Ohio
Adam Sinagra, Calgary

Running back

Jonathan Femi-Cole, Western


Liam O’Brien, Saint Mary’s


Macho Bockru, Manitoba
Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
Brett Ellerman, Western
Rysen John, Simon Fraser
Tyler Ternowski, Waterloo

Offensive line

Kétel Assé, Laval
Dylan Giffen, Western
Chris Gangarossa, Wagner
Jesse Lawson, Carleton
Carter O’Donnell, Alberta
Mattland Riley, Saskatchewan*
Jakub Szott, McMaster
Coulter Woodmansey, Guelph

Defensive line

Sam Acheampong, Wilfrid Laurier
Mason Bennett, North Dakota
Reshaan Davis, Ottawa*
Nicholas Dheilly, Saskatchewan*
Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
Brock Gowanlock, Manitoba*
Mike Hoecht, Brown*
Cameron Lawson, Queen’s


Adam Auclair, Laval
Jack Cassar, Carleton
Bailey Feltmate, Acadia
Kurtis Gray, Waterloo
Brian Harelimana, Montreal
Samuel Rossi, Montreal

Defensive back

Dotun Aketepe, Guelph*
Marc-Antoine Dequoy, Montreal
Noah Hallett, McMaster
Bleska Kambamba, Western*
Shaydon Philip, Alberta


Marc Liegghio, Western

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.