Canadian DB Dawson Pierre attending University at Buffalo pro day

Photo courtesy: Concordia Athletics

Canadian defensive back Dawson Pierre has an opportunity to perform for CFL and NFL scouts as he’ll participate in the University at Buffalo pro day scheduled for Thursday, March 14.

Pierre will be the latest of a number of Canadian prospects to perform at the University of Buffalo pro day in recent years with past participants including Edmonton Elks’ quarterback Tre Ford, Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive lineman Lake Korte-Moore, Toronto Argonauts’ defensive lineman Deionte Knight, Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ defensive lineman Anthony Federico, B.C. Lions’ defensive back Siriman Bagayogo, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defensive back Tyrell Ford.

The native of Longueuil, Que. has been a defensive standout for Concordia University in each of the past two seasons, earning RSEQ all-star honours in 2022. In 23 career games for the Stingers, he has made 81 total tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and three interceptions.

The six-foot-two, 215-pound safety prospect has already attracted some attention south of the border this offseason, attending both the FCS Bowl and College Gridiron Showcase all-star games. He will also be participating in the 2024 CFL Combine in Winnipeg beginning on March 19.

Pierre will not be the only Canadian working out in Buffalo, as Bulls offensive lineman Gabe Wallace will also test for scouts at the event.

The 2024 CFL Draft will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Edmonton Elks currently hold the first overall selection.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.