11 more global players invited to CFL’s Global Combine

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The Canadian Football League (CFL) and its international partners have announced an additional 11 athletes who will take part in the CFL Combine in Toronto from March 26-28, bringing the total to 37 global players.

This next wave, composed of athletes who played for NCAA programs and kickers, joins the previously announced 26 players who were invited following nine CFL global combines in Finland, Sweden, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, two in Japan and Denmark.

The following players have been invited to the Combine in March:

Aiolupotea-Pei, Misiona DL Australia Washington State
Bombek, Jan-Phillip DL Germany Colorado State
Donkor, Aaron DL Germany Arkansas State
Ford, Jake P/K Australia Ouachita Baptist
Meskell, Ryan K Australia Hawaii
Nielsen, Steve OL Denmark Eastern Michigan
Schenderlein, Jonas K Germany Concordia-Saint Paul
Vrede, Tyron LB Netherlands North Dakota
Whitford, Joel P Australia Washington
Yamasaki, Takeru P/K Japan X-League (Japan)
Zema, Joseph P Australia Incarnate Word

The following players were already invited to the combine:

Aguemon, Jason RB France LEFA (France)
Anderson, Tony * DB France NAIA
Billy, Bryan DB France LEFA (France)
Breidenbach, Sven * OL Germany GFL (Germany)
Dalle Piagge, Lorenzo * DL Italy FIDAF (Italy)
Engstrom, Malcolm DL Sweden Superserien (Sweden)
Illetschko, Dustin 1 LB Austria GFL (Germany)
Izinyon, David * LB Great Britain GFL2 (Germany)
James, William * DB Sweden GFL (Germany)
Kensy, Marius LB Germany GFL (Germany)
Konate, Michel ‘Junior’ RB Denmark Nationalliga (Denmark)
Krafft, Leo 3 DL Norway NAIF (Norway)
Kyei, Micky * WR Finland GFL (Germany)
Lee, Taku * RB Japan X-League (Japan)
Liesen, Niklas * LB Germany GFL (Germany)
Machino, Tomoya * OL Japan KCAFL (Japan)
Madin Cerezo, Jean-Claude 1 WR Spain GFL2 (Germany)
Mahoungou, Anthony * WR France GFL (Germany)
Mbeleg-Toonga, Glen RB Great Britain GFL (Germany)
Milanovic, Aleksandar 2 OL Austria AFL (Austria)
Ohmi, Yoshihito WR Japan X-League (Japan)
Posunko, Oleksandr 1 DB Ukraine GFL2 (Germany)
Rodney, Justin RB Germany GFL (Germany)
Sagne, Sebastien * WR Finland GFL (Germany)
Takaya, Ryota DL Japan X-League (Japan)
Yamagishi, Akio LB Japan X-League (Japan)

* Recipient of a direct invitation following a CFL Global Combine
1 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Frankfurt, Germany
2 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Florence, Italy
3 Attended the CFL Global Combine in Copenhagen, Denmark

Following the two remaining CFL Global Combines in Brazil (March 7) and Mexico (March 15), the full list of global players headed to the Toronto event will be announced.