March 19, 2014

Combine: Five from Montreal added to National roster

Johany Jutras/CFL Staff

MONTREAL — The Canadian Football League held its second of three regional combines today in Montreal, resulting in five players being invited to the CFL Combine presented by Reebok in Toronto this coming weekend.

Related: CFL Regional Combines

Headlines and Results:
» Montreal Regional Combine Results
» A look ahead to the Montreal Regional Combine
» Edmonton Combine sets early standard
» Edmonton Regional Combine Results
» Five players make it out of Edmonton Regional
» A look ahead to the Edmonton Regional Combine

» Five from Montreal heading to Toronto
Five Players Invited to National Combine
Thomas Miles Advances to Main Combine
» Paterson Earns Invite to Toronto
» Ed Hervey 1-on-1

» Montreal Regional Combine
Edmonton Regional Combine

Players Travis Bent, Guillaume G. Bourassa, Alexandre Dupuis, Francis Lapointe and Nigel Romick were extended an invitation to display their athletic abilities once again in front of CFL scouts, coaches and management at the National CFL Combine in Toronto, March 21-23.

Concordia linebacker, Travis Bent from Ajax, ON showed off his athletic abilities by having the second most reps in the bench press drill among linebackers with 19 and tied for the fastest 40-yard time among linebackers with 4.90.

A pair of Quebec-born running backs received invites, as Guillaume G. Bourassa and Alexandre Dupuis will both be heading to Toronto.

Bourassa, who was a member of the 2013 Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or, ran a 4.83 in the 40-yard dash (fastest among running backs) and had 18 reps in the bench press drill (second most among running backs).

Dupuis, meanwhile, recorded the second most reps in the entire combine with 23 and ran his 40-yard run in 5.15. The Montreal native will be the fourth Montreal Carabins player to be invited to this year’s showcase.

Sherbrooke receiver Francis Lapointe tied for the fastest 40-time at the Montreal combine with a 4.70. The native of Mont-Tremblant, QC had the highest vertical among receivers with 34 inches.

Nigel Romick, a defensive lineman from Saint Mary’s led all defensive lineman at the combine in the 3-cone (7.40), shuttle (4.40)  and vertical drills (34 inches).

The native of Thunder Bay, ON also ran the second fastest 40-yard time among defensive lineman (5.00) and finished second in his position with 17 reps in the bench press drill.

Overall, 42 players attended today’s combine in Montreal and each athlete worked out in front of scouts from all CFL Teams. Click here to view the roster and results from the Montreal Regional Combine.

In total, after two Regional Combines,10 players were extended an invitation to the National CFL Combine (5 each from Edmonton and Montreal).

The final regional combine will take place tomorrow in Toronto .