Canadian DL Micah Roane added to 2024 CFL Draft: sources

Photo courtesy: South Dakota Athletics

Defensive lineman Micah Roane has been added to the 2024 CFL Draft class, per sources.

The six-foot-four, 255-pound defender played 40 games over the past four seasons at the University of South Dakota, recording 94 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three pass knockdowns, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. His best season with the Coyotes came this past year when he made 40 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks, setting all-new career highs.

Roane originally committed to the University of Minnesota but transferred to South Dakota in 2020 ahead of the COVID-shortened regular season. He redshirted with the Golden Gophers in 2018 and didn’t see the field in 2019 as a freshman.

The 24-year-old was raised in Chaska, Minn. but qualified for Canadian citizenship through his mother, Kimberly, who was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. Kimberly also lived in Grenfell, Sask., Calgary, Alta., and Spruce Grove, Alta. before moving to Penticton, B.C. for middle school and high school. She later moved to the United States for college where she met and married Greg, Micah’s father.

Kimberly and Greg served as missionaries during Micah’s early childhood, spending time in the Dominican Republic and India. The family settled in Minnesota when Micah was seven where Greg has family.

Roane will not participate in the CFL Combine as it conflicts with the NFL pro day at South Dakota, which is scheduled for Monday, March 25. Sources have indicated to 3DownNation that Roane will likely be a relatively high draft pick in the 2024 CFL Draft, possibly even as high as late in the first round.

The 2024 CFL Draft is set for Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.