August 31, 2013, Montreal (ISN) – Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a 22-year-old medical student with the McGill University Redmen, has been named to the College Football America CIS Preseason All-Canada team.
His senior campaign officially gets underway on Saturday when McGill travels to Quebec City to play Laval in a 7 p.m. start. The game will be webcast live in French at www.radio-canada.ca/quebec.
After showcasing his skills at the 2013 CIS East-West Bowl last May, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman from St. Hilaire, Que., was listed by CFL.com as an early favourite to be the top-ranked prospect in the 2014 Canadian Football League draft. To date, three teams from the National Football League have also expressed an interest and Duvernay-Tardif is considered a solid candidate to be selected in the NFL draft as well.
A CIS all-Canadian last season, he is one of eight players from the RSEQ conference to be named by College Football America. The OUA led all conferences in the CIS with a dozen players selected, while Canada West had four and the AUS merited three honorees.
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2013 College Football America’s CIS Preseason All-Canada Team
QB Jeremi Roch-Doyon Sherbrooke, 3
RB Garret Sanvido Western, 3
RB Anthony Coombs Manitoba, 3
R Brian Marshall Western, 3
R Kit Hillis, Saskatechewan, 3
R Nick Anapolsky, Waterloo, 4
R Devon Bailey, StFX, 4
C Pierre Lavertu, Laval, 4
OL Charles Vaillancourt Laval, 2
OL Matt Sewell, McMaster, 5
OL David Foucault, Montreal, 4
OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif McGill, 4
DT John Miniaci Queen’s, 5
DT Daryl Waud Western, 3
DE Dylan Ainsworth Western, 3
DE Jean-Samuel Blanc Montreal, 3
LB Aram Eisho McMaster, 3
LB Brett Hubbeard StFX, 4
LB Mathieu Masseau Laval, 3
DB Andrew Lue Queen’s, 4
DB Kayin Marchand-Wright Saint Mary’s, 3
DB Tijani Chase-Dunawa Queen’s, 5
DB Christian Mahler Waterloo, 3
DB Adam Thibault Laval
K Tyler Crapigna McMaster, 4
P Johnny Mark Calgary, 3
RS Nick Demski Manitoba, 3