Canadian OL Tomas Jack-Kurdyla becomes highest-drafted CFL player in University of Buffalo history

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Former University at Buffalo offensive lineman Tomas Jack-Kurdyla was selected fourth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2020 CFL draft.

A Montreal native, Jack-Kurdyla became the highest drafted UB player in the history of the CFL.

Jack-Kuryla was a four-year starter on a very productive UB offensive line, making 40 starts. As a senior, he started 11 games at right guard and was part of a unit that was named honorable mention for the Joe Moore Award as one of the top 15 offensive line units in the nation. He helped block for an offense that rushed for a school-record 3,256 yards and allowed a program-low eight sacks. The eight sacks were the second fewest in the FBS ranks.

In 2017, Jack-Kurdyla was both an Academic All-MAC and Academic All-District selection.

Jack-Kurdyla is the highest drafted UB player in the history of the CFL draft. The previously highest drafted player was wide receiver Natey Adjei, taken in the third round, 22nd overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2013 draft.