Three AUS student-athletes set to participate in CFL Canadian Quarterback Internship Program

Three AUS student-athletes set to participate in CFL Canadian Quarterback Internship Program

TORONTO (May, 15, 2019) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the U SPORTS quarterbacks that will participate in the Canadian Quarterback Internship Program at CFL training camps in advance of the 2019 season.

The Canadian quarterback internship program started in 2010 and was made mandatory for all teams by the CFL in 2012. The program allows Canada's best young pivots to participate in practice drills as well as team and positional meetings while continuing to develop and hone their skills at the quarterback position.

Players who have taken part in the program over the years include: Michael O'Connor (18' TOR, 16' BC, 15' BC), Chris Merchant (18' HAM, 17' CGY), Hugo Richard (17' MTL, 15' OTT) Noah Picton (15' SSK) Andrew Buckley (14' CGY) & Marshall Ferguson (13' CGY).

Below is the list of quarterbacks taking part in training camps with CFL teams this year

TEAM

QUARTERBACK

SCHOOL

HOMETOWN

BC Lions

Hunter Guenard

Acadia

Calgary, AB

Edmonton Eskimos

Adam Sinagra

Calgary

Pointe Claire, QC

Calgary Stampeders

Mason Nyhus

Saskatchewan

Regina, SK

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Des Catellier

Manitoba

Calgary, AB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Sawyer Buettner

Ottawa

Moose Jaw, SSK.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Tre Ford

Waterloo

Niagara Falls, ON

Toronto Argonauts

Clay Sequeira

Toronto

Pierrefonds, QC

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Bailey Wasdal

St. FX

Calgary, AB

Montreal Alouettes

Maxime Bouffard

Bishop's

Sherbrooke, QC

Dimitrios Sinodinos

McGill

Laval, QC

 

Hunter Guenard | Acadia Axemen | BC Lions

In just his third season, first as a starting quarterback for the Axemen, Hunter Guenard had an outstanding 2018 campaign. He posted 1,910 yards passing last season to lead the AUS in passing yards, passing yards per game (238.8 years/game), touchdown passes (12), a passing percentage of 65.6% and a passing efficiency of 152.3.

Bailey Wasdal | St. FX X-Men | Ottawa REDBLACKS

A 6'1", 193-pound business student from Calgary, Alta. wrapped up his first season with the AUS champion St. FX X-Men. Third in conference passing, he went 121-196 in eight games played with a 61.7% passing percentage, averaging 186.8 yards per game and 7.6 yards per attempt. Wasdal threw nine touchdown passes and also rushed for six of his own TDs. A versatile QB out of the pocket, he was seventh overall in AUS rushing, averaging 43.4 yards per game with 52 carries for 346 total yards. The freshman pivot led the X-Men (6-2) to an AUS playoff semifinal win over Acadia, followed by a 33-9 Loney Bowl championship victory over SMU to earn them a berth in the national Uteck Bowl.

Maxime Bouffard | Bishop's | Montreal Alouettes

Bouffard transferred to Bishop's for the Winter 2019 semester after spending the fall at Concordia. The Sherbrooke native played his Cégep football in his hometown at the Cégep de Sherbrooke. He follows in his brother Alexandre's footsteps as a Bishop's Gaiter. The elder Bouffard was an annual Academic all-Canadian and a former quarterback turned receiver on the gridiron with the Gaiters.

For the complete list of U SPORTS football participants, please click here

CFL training camps are set to open on May 19. The 2019 season begins on June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders face off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fans can stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca, follow the 2019 season from around the world, and join us at a game. The 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw will be played at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 24.


Source: Canadian Football League, Communications & Public Affairs

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