June 26,2014(ISN) – OTTAWA (CIS) – A record total of 191 former Canadian Interuniversity Sport players
are listed on Canadian Football League rosters going into the 2014 CFL season, which
kicks off Thursday night in Winnipeg.
The number includes 134 players on active rosters, 23 on injured lists, 25 on
practice rosters and nine on suspended lists.
The University of Calgary leads all CIS institutions with 18 former Dinos on CFL
lineups. Reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval, Saint Mary’s and Western follow with 15
grads apiece, while McMaster (11) and Saskatchewan (10) also hit double digits.
Twenty-six of the 27 CIS football programs will be represented in the CFL this
summer, the lone exception being the Carleton Ravens, who returned to the field last
fall after a 15-year hiatus.
The list of ex-CIS athletes also includes six players who suited up for Simon Fraser
University when the Clan still competed north of the border.
The Calgary Stampeders open the new CFL campaign with 25 former CIS players within
their ranks, including 17 on their active roster. Edmonton (23), Montreal (23),
Saskatchewan (22), Winnipeg (22), Toronto (20), Hamilton (19), Ottawa (15) and
British Columbia (13) follow in order.
The 2014 CIS season gets under way on September 1st and culminates on November 29
with the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup final at Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal (1 p.m.
ET, live on Sportsnet and Radio-Canada).
NOTES: Totals as of 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, June 26… Six athletes played
for two CIS teams and are included in both school totals.
FORMER CIS PLAYERS ON 2014 CFL ROSTERS (by school):
15: Laval, Saint Mary’s, Western
9: Bishop’s, Manitoba, Montreal
6: Guelph, Regina, Wilfrid Laurier, Simon Fraser
5: Acadia, Sherbrooke, StFX, Windsor
4: Alberta, UBC, Waterloo
3: McGill, Mount Allison, Ottawa, Toronto, York
NOTE: Six athletes played for two CIS teams and are included in both school totals.
FORMER CIS PLAYERS ON 2014 CFL ROSTERS (by CFL team):
British Columbia (13)
About the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup
Canadian Interuniversity Sport will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the TELUS
Vanier Cup throughout the 2014 season. For the first time in history, the
championship game will be staged in Montreal – at Percival-Molson Memorial Stadium –
on Saturday, November 29, at 1 p.m. ET, live on Sportsnet and Radio-Canada.