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FIVE BLUES KICK OFF 2018 CFL SEASON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgWilliams signed with the Ti-Cats as a free agent in April, 2015. He played four seasons as a Varsity Blue, registering 64.5 tackles as a defensive lineman. At 6-foot-5, 297 pounds, Williams has since switched to the other side, and will be featured on Hamilton’s offensive line.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Awachie signed with the Riders as an undrafted free agent in May, 2017. He appeared in seven regular season games for Saskatchewan last season. As a Varsity Blue, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound fullback ranked third on the Blues with 13 receptions for 134 yards in 2016. In currently sits on Saskatchewan’s practice roster heading into the 2018 season. Llevi Noel – Toronto ArgonautsVarsity Blues Football (2013 & 2014) Paul Kozachuk – Montreal AlouettesVarsity Blues Football (2013-17) Former University of Toronto Varsity Blues football players Albert Awachie, Paul Kozachuk, Llevi Noel, DJ Sackey and Everton Williams appear on final team rosters heading into Week 1 of the 2018 Canadian Football League this weekend.   A 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman, Sackey was selected 13th overall by the Argos in the 2016 CFL Draft. He played six games with the Argos as a rookie in 2016 and spent the 2017 season on the team’s practice roster. Albert Awachie – Saskatchewan RoughridersVarsity Blues Football (2013-16) At the CFL Combine, he tied for the top vertical jump at 39 inches, while also leading all linebackers in the 40-yard dash (4.81 seconds), the broad jump (10′ 1.25″) and the shuttle run (4.33 seconds).  Noel, who was drafted by the Argos 31st overall in 2016, has made a name for himself on special teams. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound wide receiver led the Argos and ranked second in the CFL with 27 special teams tackles last season and was a contributing member of Toronto’s Grey Cup championship team. He set a Grey Cup record with five special teams tackles in the Argos 27-24 victory over the Calgary Stampeders.center_img Kozachuk is the most recent Blue to join the CFL ranks. The 5-foot-11, 214-pound linebacker was selected 46th overall by the Alouettes in the 2018 CFL draft last month. The London, Ont., native ranked second on the Blues with 48 tackles and led the squad with two forced fumbles in 2017. Story Links As a Varsity Blue, Noel led all OUA and U SPORTS players with 8.2 receptions and 126.3 yards per game. He also caught 49 passes for 758 yards – in both of these categories, he ranked second in the province having played in only 6-of-8 games in the 2014 season. DJ Sackey – Toronto ArgonautsVarsity Blues Football (2012, 2014-15) Three of those alumni will square off as the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders do battle on Friday night in Regina. Everton Williams – Hamilton Ti-CatsVarsity Blues Football (2010-14) While at U of T, Sackey dressed and started all eight games for the Blues in 2015 and 2016.last_img

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