OTTAWA -- Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Thursday the rosters for the 12th annual East West Bowl, presented by Under Armour.
The All-Star showcase is set for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at TD Stadium on the campus of Western University in London, Ont.
Western will host the game for the sixth straight year. The contest was previously held at McMaster (2008), Laval (2007, 2006) and Wilfrid Laurier (2005, 2004, 2003).
Kickoff for the 2014 edition is scheduled for 1 p.m.
In addition to the game itself, the week-long event includes daily practices, the Under Armour Combine for participating players (May 6), the Free Agent Combine for players eligible to attend 2014 CFL training camps and not participating in the East West Bowl (May 7), a coaches clinic featuring presentations by CFL coaches and CIS mentors (May 9-10), the annual Friday night banquet (May 9), as well as the inaugural CIS 7-on-7 Passing Tournament (May 10).
Two familiar faces - Laval’s Glen Constantin (East) and Calgary’s Blake Nill (West) - will serve as head coaches for the spring classic. The old foes, whose teams faced off in the Vanier Cup final last fall, rank 1-2 in East West Bowl appearances as bench boss with seven and five, respectively.
“It will be very exciting to once again coach the best prospects from Eastern Canada. Now in its 12th year, the East West Bowl has become a can’t miss event for CFL scouts and it offers our student-athletes a unique opportunity to showcase their talent,” said Constantin, who last November guided his Rouge et Or to a remarkable seventh national title in only 13 seasons at the helm.
“I want to thank Western University for taking the lead in organizing this week-long event.”
“This year’s event will once again showcase the incredible talent in the CIS football ranks,” said Nill, a two-time Vanier Cup-winning head coach with Saint Mary’s who has led his Dinos to the Canada West title each of the past six campaigns, a conference record.
“Each and every year we are pleasantly surprised by the quality of players who attend and how the event itself has evolved.”
The East West Bowl showcases – for the most part - CIS players who will be eligible for the following year’s CFL draft.
The East side is comprised of student-athletes representing schools from the AUS and RSEQ conferences, as well as Carleton, Ottawa, Queen’s and Toronto. The West contingent is made up of players from Canada West and the remaining OUA universities.
No less than 13 standouts who will take the field on May 10 – six for the East and seven for the West - were named CIS all-Canadians last fall, including offensive linemen Karl Lavoie of Laval and Calgary teammates Sean McEwen and Sukh Chungh, receivers Nic Demski of Manitoba and Addison Richards of Regina, defensive linemen Jesse St. James of Acadia, Brendon Tennant of Laval and Daryl Waud of Western, defensive backs Kwame Adjei of Mount Allison, Kevin Bradfield of Toronto, Tevaughn Campbell of Regina and Mark Ingram of Saskatchewan, as well as linebacker Ron Omara of St. Francis Xavier.
Quarterbacking the East team at TD Stadium will be the trio of McGill’s Dallon Kuprowski, Sherbrooke’s Jérémi Roch and Carleton’s Jesse Mills, while Guelph’s Jazz Lindsey and Manitoba’s Jordan Yantz will be under centre for the West.
The West prevailed 18-17 a year ago to put an end to a three-game winning streak by the East all-stars. The West leads the all-time series 7-4.
2014 EAST WEST BOWL ROSTERS
QB Dallon Kuprowski McGill 5-9 168 Kanata, Ont.
QB Jérémi Roch Sherbrooke 6-2 200 Montreal, Que.
QB Jesse Mills Carleton 6-4 230 Halifax, N.S.
RB Christophe Normand Laval 6-1 225 Marieville, Que.
RB Jesse Andrews Queen’s 6-1 210 Arnprior, Ont.
RB Ashton Dickson StFX 5-9 193 Ottawa, Ont.
RB Devon Stewart McGill 5-10 234 St. Hubert, Que.
REC Nyjill Wilson Bishop’s 6-1 190 Ottawa, Ont.
REC Shayne Stinson Concordia 5-11 185 Brossard, Que.
REC Jamal Henry Concordia 5-7 170 St. Constant, Que.
REC Mikhail Davidson Montreal 5-9 165 Montreal, Que.
REC Ian Stewart Ottawa 6-2 186 Burlington, Ont.
REC Sébastien Blanchard Sherbrooke 6-0 185 Ste. Sabine, Que.
REC Melvin Abankwah Saint Mary’s 5-9 172 Etobicoke, Ont.
REC Randy Roseway StFX 6-0 163 Ottawa, Ont.
OL Ethan Charters Acadia 6-5 265 Oromocto, N.B.
OL Erik Krebs Bishop’s 6-6 340 Cambridge, Ont.
OL Danny Groulx Laval 6-6 320 Gatineau, Que.
OL Karl Lavoie Laval 6-4 280 Quebec City, Que.
OL Nicholas Romanchuk Queen’s 6-11 310 Richmond, Hill, Ont.
OL Dany Arseneault McGill 6-6 276 St. Constant, Que.
DL Jesse St. James Acadia 6-2 252 Pincourt, Que.
DL Theo Thompson Bishop’s 6-2 240 Châteauguay, Que.
DL Brandon Tennant Laval 6-2 295 Montreal, Que.
DL Kadeem Lewis McGill 6-1 310 LaSalle, Que.
DL Jean-Samuel Blanc Montreal 6-0 245 Montreal, Que.
DL Jacob LeBlanc Mount Allison 6-3 325 Halifax, N.S.
LB Drew Morris Acadia 6-2 225 Ottawa, Ont.
LB Mathieu Masseau Laval 6-0 230 St. Jean sur Richelieu, Que.
LB Byron Archambault Montreal 6-0 235 Montreal, Que.
LB Jonathan Langa Saint Mary’s 5-11 210 Etobicoke, Ont.
LB Marvin Golding Saint Mary’s 6-1 222 LaSalle, Que.
LB Ron Omara StFX 6-2 241 Aylmer, Que.
LB Dylan Gordon Toronto 6-2 220 Cambridge, Ont.
DB Sean Stoqua Acadia 5-11 180 Ottawa, Ont.
DB Anthony Coady Montreal 5-10 190 Montreal, Que.
DB Donovan Saunders Mount Allison 6-0 180 Brampton, Ont.
DB Kwame Adjei Mount Allison 6-1 195 Brampton, Ont.
DB Dustin Wilson Ottawa 6-1 195 Ottawa, Ont.
DB Yann Dika-Balotoken Queen’s 5-8 155 Toronto, Ont.
DB Samuel Bibeault Sherbrooke 5-10 180 Laval, Que.
DB Kevin Bradfield Toronto 6-1 185 Toronto, Ont.
DB Jaiden McBride Toronto 6-0 180 Whitby, Ont.
K/P Ryan Begin Acadia 5-10 205 Orleans, Ont.
Head Coach: Glen Constantin, Laval
Assistant coaches: TBA
QB Jazz Lindsey Guelph 6-1 185 Markham, Ont.
QB Jordan Yantz Manitoba 6-1 213 Regina, Sask.
RB Nathan O’Halloran Windsor 6-1 226 Amherstburg, Ont.
RB Dillon Campbell Laurier 5-8 195 Whitby, Ont.
RB Brandon Deschamps UBC 6-0 210 Prince George, B.C.
RB Garret Sanvido Western 6-1 200 Vancouver, B.C.
RB Kienan LaFrance Manitoba 5-10 205 Winnipeg, Man.
REC Gilbert Stewart Windsor 6-0 200 Brampton, Ont.
REC Jake Harty Calgary 6-2 215 Calgary, Alta.
REC Alexander Charette Guelph 6-1 190 St. Catharines, Ont.
REC Nic Demski Manitoba 6-0 215 Winnipeg, Man.
REC Max Cameron McMaster 6-1 185 St. Catharines, Ont.
REC Addison Richards Regina 6-5 202 Regina, Sask.
REC Damone Williams York 6-0 170 Mississauga, Ont.
OL David Beard Alberta 6-5 250 Sherwood Park, Alta.
OL Sean McEwen Calgary 6-3 293 Calgary, Alta.
OL Sukh Chungh Calgary 6-4 300 Port Coquitlam, B.C.
OL Sean Smith McMaster 6-7 305 St. Andrews West, Ont.
OL Aaron Picton Regina 6-4 285 Regina, Sask.
OL Mathew Leung Saskatchewan 6-4 315 Saskatoon, Sask.
OL Robert Smith Manitoba 6-6 370 Campbell River, B.C.
OL Jordyn Moore York 6-4 295 Whitby, Ont.
DL Cam Walker Guelph 6-4 235 London, Ont.
DL Ese Mrabure-Ajufo Laurier 6-4 256 Mississauga, Ont.
DL Steve Mawa UBC 6-4 265 Port Coquitlam, B.C.
DL Rory Connop Western 6-5 282 Edmonton, Alta.
DL Ricky Osei-Kusi Western 6-1 228 Brampton, Ont.
DL Daryl Waud Western 6-5 270 Hamilton, Ont.
DL Tai Pham Windsor 6-3 270 London, Ont.
LB Nick Shortill McMaster 6-2 215 Nobleton, Ont.
LB Geoff Hughes Saskatchewan 6-1 195 Regina, Sask.
LB Riley Jones UBC 6-1 217 Delta, B.C.
LB Greg Zaitz Waterloo 6-0 225 Ancaster, Ont.
LB Hussein Hazime York 5-11 230 Toronto, Ont.
LB Connor Ralph Alberta 5-11 220 Raymond, Alta.
DB Mitchell Koch Alberta 5-11 178 Calgary, Alta.
DB Tevaughn Campbell Regina 6-0 182 Toronto, Ont.
DB Mark Ingram Saskatchewan 5-9 190 Imperial, Sask.
DB Kalvin Johnson Western 5-9 174 Brampton, Ont.
DB Brendan Morgan Queen’s 6-1 190 Pickering, Ont.
DB Chris Ackie Laurier 6-2 210 Cambridge,