Bisons get attention of CFL scouts
Bison Football players Evan Gill and Anthony Coombs are now ranked No. 6 and No. 9 respectively in latest CFL’s Scouting Bureau list for the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft.
“I am very happy for both Evan and Anthony to be recognized for the hard and work and excellence and being identified by the CFL Scouting Bureau, ” says Bison Football head coach Brian Dobie. “To have two Bison Football players in the Top 10 is a very positive statement as to where the Bison program is at this point of time.”
Gill, 21, is a defensive lineman who was a 2013 Canada West All-Star. He was recently invited to play for the West team in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sat., Jan. 18. He is only the third Bison selected to participate since 1985, with the last being Israel Idonije of the NFL’s Detroit Lions in 2003. In the 2013 season, Gill finished with 28.5 total tackles (fifth best on team) along with two break-ups with one forced fumble and one blocked kick.
Coombs, 21, continues to impress during his three playing seasons with the Bisons. He has been named Canada West All-Star for three consecutive seasons and also a two time CIS First Team All-Canadian and once a CIS Second Team All-Canadian. In his three seasons (excluding red-shirt year in 2010), he has run for 2,218 yards with 29 overall touchdown (17 rushing) with a 7.5 rushing average plus 51 receptions for 840 yards and 11 TDs. The versatile player also has scored a 98 yard punt return and added the longest conference run of 107 yards in 2013.
Defensive lineman Eddie Steele was the last Bison on a CFL Scouting Bureau list prior to the 2010 Canadian Draft and he was then drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.