By Daniel Herrick, Sports Information Assistant
May 6, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – Two University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ were selected Monday in the 2013 Canadian Football League Draft.
Receiver Charlie Power was selected in the fourth round (28th overall) by the Calgary Stampeders, while defensive lineman Levi Steinhauer was taken in the fifth round (40th overall) by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Power, a 6-3 receiver from Okotoks, Alta., caught 18 passes for 231 yards and added two touchdowns last season for the Huskies after converting to receiver from linebacker. Power’s first two seasons on the defensive side of the ball saw him record 25 tackles and one fumble recovery. It is the second straight year and seventh time in history a Huskie has been drafted by the Stampeders. Defensive back Keenan MacDougall was selected in the third round by Calgary in 2012.
Steinhauer, a 6-3 defensive end, made 30 tackles and five sacks as a Huskie in 2012. The Moose Jaw, Sask., native also contributed on special teams for the Huskies as the team’s long snapper. Steinhauer is the 22nd Huskie to be selected by the Roughriders in the draft and would become the sixth former Huskie on the Roughriders roster for the 2013 season.
With the addition of Power and Steinhauer, 54 Huskies have been selected in the CFL Draft since 1985.
Joel Seutter, Mitch Stevens and Zach Hart were also eligible to be drafted.
Power and Steinhauer will report to CFL Camp at the end of May. The CFL preseason begins June 12. For more information on the CFL Draft, visit www.cfl.ca