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18 ‘Global’ players to participate in CFL National Combine

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) unveiled the list of 18 players from five different nations that will participate in the CFL Combine presented by New Era taking place in Toronto from March 22-24.

The 18 players will test alongside the top prospects eligible for the 2019 CFL Draft. Several delegates from each nation’s football federation will be attending the Combine to take in the events and to continue the momentum on the CFL’s ‘2.0’ international strategy.

For a full list of all CFL Combine participants, click here.

Below is the list of ‘global’ players that confirmed their participation at Combine:

NAME POS. TEAM HOMETOWN
Jordan Bouah WR Saddleback College Gauchos Rome, Italy
Valentin Gnahoua DL Berlin Rebels Le Mans, France
Thiadric Hansen LB Potsdam Royals Flensburg, Germany
Marc Anthony Hor DL Frankfurt Universe Mannheim, Germany
Kimi Linnainmaa WR Helsinki Roosters Espoo, Finland
Mads Nielsen DL Copenhagen Towers Vejle, Denmark
Frederik Nielsen WR Potsdam Royals Aalborg, Denmark
Okko Outinen DE Helsinki Roosters Hämeenlinna, Finland
Benjamin Plu WR Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers Le Mans, France
Asnnel Robo RB University de Montreal Cayenne, France
Maxime Rouyer LB McGill Troyes, France
Roni Salonen LB Braunschweig New Yorker Lions Vantaa, Finland
Hendrik Schwarz WR Marburg Mercenaries Marburg, Germany
Arttu Tennberg OL Porvoo Butchers Helsinki, Finland
Alessandro Vergani OL Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns Monza, Italy
Sonny Weishaupt QB Grenoble Centaures Aschaffenburg, Germany
Max Earvin Zimmermann WR Potsdam Royals Berlin, Germany
Johannes Zirngibl DE Straubing Spiders Landau, Germany

COUNTRY AND POSITION BREAKDOWN:

Country:

Germany – 6
Finland – 4
France – 4
Denmark – 2
Italy – 2

Position:

Receivers – 6
Defensive Linemen – 5
Linebackers – 3
Offensive Linemen – 2
Running Back – 1
Quarterback – 1

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