Calgary Dinos place 23 on CFL football camp rosters


Source: Ben Matchett; Calgary Assistant AthleticDirector (Communications) / Photo credit DavidMoll

CALGARY – With training camps set to open this weekend,the University of Calgary Dinos will once again have plenty ofrepresentation in the Canadian Football League.

At least one former Dino is on every camp roster across theleague this season, with a total of 23 graduates of the program setto battle for the Grey Cup.

The Montreal Alouettes lead the waywith eight former Dinos on their roster, including 2014 draft pickMac Sarro, while the expansion Ottawa REDBLACKS and the hometownCalgary Stampeders have three apiece.

The other Dino taken in the 2014 draft, kicker Johnny Mark,makes his CFL camp debut in Saskatchewan where he’ll join formerteammate Sam Hurl with the reigning Grey Cup champs, while B.C. andHamilton also boast a pair of Dinos on their respective rosters.Edmonton, Toronto, and Winnipeg each have one University of Calgaryalumnus in the lineup.

Also attending a CFL camp will be current Dinos quarterbackAndrew Buckley, who will gain exposure to the next level at theCalgary Stampeders’ camp before returning to the Dinos for hissenior season. Buckley was the Canada West all-star quarterbacklast season and received the Russ Jackson Award at the CIS levelafter leading his team to a first-ever 8-0 finish and their thirdVanier Cup appearance in five years.

The Dinos, six-time defending Canada West champions, open the2014 season Friday, Sept. 5 when they host the Alberta Golden Bearsin KICKOFF XIX at McMahon Stadium. Once again, Dinos season ticketsare included in all Stampeders season ticket packages. For moreinformation, visit

Here are the Dinos headed to CFL camps thisweekend:

BC Lions
OL Kirby Fabien
LB Thomas Spoletini

Edmonton Eskimos
R Nate Coehoorn

Calgary Stampeders
RB Matt Walter
R Anthony Parker
OL Dan Federkeil

Saskatchewan Roughriders
LB Sam Hurl
K Johnny Mark

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
OL Paul Swiston

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
OL Tim O’Neill
OL Carson Rockhill

Toronto Argonauts
RB Anthony Woodson

LB Jordan Verdone
HB James Green
OL Alex Krausnick

Montreal Alouettes
R Chris Dobko
DB Jamahl Knowles
DB Mike Edem
DL Mike Klassen
LS Jerod Zaleski
RB Steven Lumbala
DL Josh Symons
HB Mac Sarro

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