Canadian QB Tre Ford, Saskatchewan RB Adam Machart highlight 2021 U Sports East-West Bowl rosters

University of Waterloo Warriors quarterback Tre Ford and University of Saskatchewan Huskies running back Adam Machart highlight the 2021 U Sports East-West Bowl roster recognitions.

The roster recognitions celebrate the next generation of top Canadian football prospects, with 110 U Sports-eligible standouts identified for the 2022 CFL Draft.

For the next year, players from both squads will vie for coveted spots on the CFL Scouting Bureau top 20 prospects List, which is published in the fall, winter and spring. Then select athletes earn a chance to showcase their skills through virtual or in-person regional and national combines in advance of the CFL Draft this time next year.

“We’re excited to unveil the next top draft-eligible prospects in partnership with the CFL,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, chief sport officer at U Sports. “Although we are not able to hold the East-West Bowl again this spring due to the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to honour the 2022 class for their dedication over the past year and look forward to hopefully watching them safely return to the gridiron this fall.”

Ford, an All-Canadian in 2019, was named the 2018 OUA Player of the Year, while Machart earned 2019 Canada West Player of the Year honours and first-team All-Canadian honours. Both players were finalists for the Hec Crighton Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian football player in U Sports.

Besides Ford and Machart, the roster recognitions includes several other national and conference major award winners and nominees, All-Canadians and all-stars.

“The CFL thanks the Canadian University Football Coaches Association for their collaboration and dedication in selecting the top draft-eligible prospects in U Sports,” said CFL associate vice president, football operations, Ryan Janzen. “The process of preparing for the 2022 CFL Draft begins now and our teams are looking forward to evaluating all players in the months ahead.”

All 27 U Sports football teams are represented by at least three players, with Alberta, Laurier, McGill and Queen’s leading all schools with six selections each.

Team West is mostly made up of players from Canada West and Ontario University Athletics schools, except Carleton, Ottawa and Queen’s, which are named to the East squad. The rest of Team East features players from Atlantic University Sport and Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec schools.

2021 U Sports East-West Bowl roster recognitions

Team East

Pos. First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
DB Chris Ciguineau Ottawa Montreal, Que. Accounting
DB Tristan Fleury McGill Deux-Montagnes, Que. Kinesiology
DB Markens Valcourt McGill Île Bizard, Que. Industrial Relations
DB Adrian Greene Saint Mary’s Toronto, Ont. Arts
DB Khadeem Pierre Concordia Ottawa, Ont. Sociology
DB Derek Acheampong Concordia Laval, Que. Human Relations
DB Ethan Mastin StFX Chilliwack, B.C. Arts
DB Bruno Lagacé Montreal Montreal, Que. Business Admin.
DB Jake Kelly Bishop’s Markham, Ont. Sports Studies
DB Maxym Lavallée Laval Gatineau, Que. Sports Intervention
DL Michael Pezzuto Ottawa Montreal, Que. Accounting
DL Joshua Archibald McGill Montreal, Que. Economics
DL Malick Sylvain Concordia La Prairie, Que. Philosophy
DL Kyle Chappus Acadia Black River, N.S. Science
DL Alex Fedchun StFX Calgary, Alta. Human Kinetics
DL Sandor Mod Carleton Welland, Ont. Law
DL Philippe Lemieux-Cardinal Montreal Montreal, Que. Kinesiology
DL Anthony Federico Queen’s Niagara Falls, Ont. Arts & Science
DL Reece Martin Mount Allison Moncton, N.B. Arts
DL Vincenzo Frangione Mount Allison Ottawa, Ont. Psychology
K Louis Tardif Sherbrooke Quebec City, Que. Computer Eng.
K James Parker Mount Allison Abbotsford, B.C. Psychology
LB Franck Kemayou Acadia Toronto, Ont. Arts
LB Louis Cavanagh Carleton Laval, Que. Neuroscience
LB Liam Patton Bishop’s Thornhill, Ont. Politics & Intl. Studies
LB Frédéric Pongo Laval Quebec City, Que. Communication
LB Alexandre Paré McGill Neuville, Que. Kinesiology
LB Gabriel Boucher Queen’s Montreal, Que. Arts & Science
LB Nolan Bedard Queen’s Montreal, Que. Commerce
OL James du Manoir Ottawa Coburg, Ont. Criminology
OL Anthony Vandal Sherbrooke Sorel-Tracy, Que. Administration
OL Justin Amessan Sherbrooke Montreal, Que. Mechanical Eng.
OL Gregor MacKellar StFX Timberlea, N.S. Business Admin.
OL Charles Lavallée Carleton Moncton, N.B. Arts
OL Jacob Butler Queen’s Chilliwack, B.C. Engineering
OL Andy Genois Laval Quebec City, Que. Civil Eng.
OL Marc-Antoine Houde Montreal Drummondville, Que. Investigation & Intelligence
QB Dimitri Sinodinos McGill Laval, Que. Electrical Eng.
QB Dimitri Morand Montreal Aylmer, Que. Communication Sciences
RB Cole Estabrooks Acadia Moncton, N.B. Kinesiology
RB Ryth-Jean Giraud Montreal Laval, Que. Arts & Sciences
RB Rasheed Tucker Queen’s Toronto, Ont. Business
RB Adam Williams Toronto Oshawa, Ont. Kinesiology
RB Joshua Ferguson Carleton St. Catharines, Ont. Sociology
REC Shedler Fervius Saint Mary’s Scarborough, Ont. Psychology
REC Brycen Mayoh Saint Mary’s Port Coquitlam, B.C. Open Studies
REC Nolan Lovegrove Toronto Aurora, Ont. Political Science
REC Daniel Diodati Toronto Etobicoke, Ont. Sociology
REC Corey Williams Bishop’s Montreal, Que. Sports Studies
REC Vincent Forbes-Mombleau Laval Quebec City, Que. Sports Intervention
TE Maks Duric Toronto Burlington, Ont. Sociology
REC Keaton Bruggeling Carleton St. Catharines, Ont. Environmental Studies
REC Sakhia Kwemo Queen’s Montreal, Que. Sciences
REC Antoine Dansereaux-Leclerc Laval Longueuil, Que. Business Admin.
REC Pearce Dumay McGill Montreal, Que. Physical & Health Ed.

Team West

Pos. First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
DB Tyrell Ford Waterloo Niagara Falls, Ont. Recreation & Leisure
DB Matthew Lucyshyn Calgary Calgary, Alta. Engineering
DB Jaxon Ford Regina Regina, Sask. Kinesiology & Health Studies
DB Charlie Ringland Saskatchewan Winnipeg, Man. Arts & Science
DB Marcel Arruda-Welch Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. Undeclared
DB Danny Valente Jr. Western London, Ont. King’s College
DB Jayden Dalke Alberta Leduc, Alta. Business
DB Jordan Veltri Laurier Burlington, Ont. Business
DB Josiah Schakel Alberta Sherwood Park, Alta. Business
DL Kwadwo Boahen York Calgary, Alta. Political Science
DL Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux Guelph Blainville, Que. Management Economics & Finance
DL Donovan Burgmaier Alberta Sherwood Park, Alta. Native Studies
DL Ryan Leder McMaster Hamilton, Ont. Kinesiology
DL Deionte Knight Western Ajax, Ont. Arts & Humanities
DL Zack Susko Windsor Windsor, Ont. Business
DL Cole Adamson Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. Arts
DL Nathan Cherry Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask. Business
DL Jacob Plamondon Calgary Red Deer, Alta. Arts
K David Solie Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask. Arts & Science
P Dante Mastrogiuseppe York London, Ont. Political Science
LB Dawson Davis York Abbotsford, B.C. Kinesiology & Health Science
LB Matt Dean York Oshawa, Ont. Business & Society
LB Jack Hinsperger Waterloo Waterloo, Ont. Arts & Science
LB Tommy Bringi Laurier London, Ont. Psychology
LB Ryder Varga Regina Regina, Sask. Engineering & Applied Science
LB Jaxon Ciraolo-Brown UBC Hamilton, Ont. Arts
LB Danial Kwamou UBC Calgary, Alta. Arts
LB Nate Edwards McMaster Ancaster, Ont. Commerce
LB Nick Thomas Manitoba Surrey, B.C. Arts
LB Mitch Rooney Laurier Carlisle, Ont. Political Science
LB Subomi Oyesoro Calgary Calgary, Alta. Arts
OL Spencer Masterson Guelph Richmond Hill, Ont. Criminal Justice & Public Policy
OL Rodeem Brown Alberta Halifax, N.S. Kinesiology Sport & Rec.
OL Braydon Noll Laurier Orangeville, Ont. Psychology
OL Noah Zerr Saskatchewan Langenburg, Sask. Kinesiology
OL Zach Fry Western London, Ont. Social Sciences
OL Spencer Hood Western Ilderton, Ont. King’s College
OL Ibrahim Hassoun Windsor Hamilton, Ont. Biochemistry
OL Spencer Andrews Waterloo Waterloo, Ont. Recreation & Leisure
OL Peter Kozushka Alberta Yorkton, Sask. Business
QB Tre Ford Waterloo Niagara Falls, Ont. Recreation & Leisure
QB Connor Carusello Laurier Caledonia, Ont. Arts
RB Jonathan Rosery Alberta Edmonton, Alta. Arts
RB Adam Machart Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask. Kinesiology
RB Ted Kubongo UBC Calgary, Alta. Arts
RB Justice Allin McMaster Toronto, Ont. Health, Aging & Society
REC Kiondre Smith Guelph Markham, Ont. Criminal Justice & Public Policy
REC Nick Petermann Laurier Hamilton, Ont. Business
REC Jalen Philpot Calgary Delta, B.C. Arts
REC Tyson Philpot Calgary Delta, B.C. Arts
REC Bennett Stusek Regina Regina, Sask. Business Admin.
REC Gavin Cobb Manitoba Victoria, B.C. Arts
REC Matthew James Windsor Windsor, Ont. Criminology
TE Chase Arseneau McMaster Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Sociology
REC Gordon Lam Waterloo Kitchener, Ont. Recreation & Leisure

Players selected by conference

OUA – 47
CW – 26
RSEQ – 22
AUS – 15

Schools with more than three players

Alberta, Laurier, McGill, Queen’s – 6
Carleton, Laval, Waterloo, Calgary, Saskatchewan – 5
McMaster, Manitoba, Toronto, Western, York – 4

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