Canadian QB Tre Ford to throw at University at Buffalo pro day

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A member of the Edmonton Elks has been given permission to throw at an upcoming NFL pro day.

Canadian quarterback Tre Ford will throw at this year’s University at Buffalo pro day, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 16. He participated in the same event last year and recorded a 4.45-second forty-yard dash, 36-inch vertical jump, and ten-foot, five-inch broad jump. Taking part in the event again this year will give him another opportunity to throw in front of scouts from both sides of the border.

The native of Niagara Falls, Ont. had two workouts down south during the CFL’s recent NFL window, working out for the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots. He did not sign a contract with either team before the window expired, though he will be able to pursue the NFL again following the 2023 season.

The six-foot, 185-pound passer was selected by Edmonton in the first round of the 2023 CFL Draft out of the University of Waterloo. He completed 58.0 percent of his passes as a rookie for 461 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions and ran the ball 19 times for 149 yards. He started three games, posting a 1-2 record.

Ford had his best statistical U Sports season in 2018 when he completed 74 percent of his passes for 3,093 yards, 30 touchdowns, and two interceptions while rushing 85 times for 771 yards and four touchdowns. He won the Hec Crighton Trophy in 2021 as the top player in U Sports football to finish his U Sports career.

Per source, three prospects for the 2023 CFL Draft are also going to participate in this year’s University at Buffalo pro day, including Guelph defensive back Siriman Harrison Bagayogo, Guelph receiver Clark Barnes, and UBC defensive end Lake Korte-Moore.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.