CFL Toronto Combine: Three to National Combine, 29 reps on bench, 4.67 fastest 40 (FULL RESULTS)

Melvin Abankwah, Louis Mensah and Matt Rea selected to attend the National Combine 

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League held its third and final regional combine today in Toronto, resulting in the three players being invited to the CFL National Combine presented by Reebok in Toronto this coming weekend.

Melvin Abankwah, Louis Mensah and Matt Rea were extended an invitation to display their athletic abilities once again in front of CFL scouts, coaches, and management at the National Combine in Toronto, March 27-29.

Saint Mary’s Huskies running back, Melvin Abankwah ran the fastest 40-yard time among running backs with a time of 4.69 seconds. Among the running backs group, the Etobicoke, Ont. native also posted the highest vertical (34″), longest broad jump (9’11.75″), tied for the fastest three-cone drill (7.12 seconds) and tied for first in shuttle time (4.22 seconds).

Linebacker Louis Mensah from Fort Lewis College ran the fastest shuttle time among his position group with a time of 4.41 seconds. The Toronto, Ont. native continued to showcase his speed by finishing tied for second in the linebacker group in the 40-yard dash by recording a time of 4.84 seconds. Mensah will join seven other linebackers at the National CFL Combine.

Michigan State running back, Matt Rea showed off his strength by recording 29 reps in the bench press, tied for the most in all three 2015 Regional Combines. Rea followed his strong showing in the bench press by tying the best shuttle time on the day with a time of 4.22 seconds. Rea will join Abwankwah and six other running backs at the National CFL Combine.   

Overall, 45 players attended today’s combine in Toronto and each athlete worked out in front of scouts from all CFL Teams.

A total of 11 players have been added to the National CFL Combine roster from the three regional combines in Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. There will now be a total of 51 players participating at the National CFL Combine. 

COMPLETE LIST OF 2015 CFL NATIONAL COMBINE PARTICIPANTS

Players
# Name Pos School HT WT
Quarterback
2 Andrew Buckley QB Calgary
3 Jordan Yantz QB Manitoba
Kickers
Defensive Back
20 Chris Ackie (12) DB Wilfrid Laurier
21 Kwame Adjei DB Mount Allison
22 Tevaughn Campbell DB Regina
23 Matt Isherwood DB Simon Fraser
24 Brendan Morgan DB Queen’s
25 Dexter Janke DB Okanagan
26 Kahlen Branning DB Regina
27 Anthony Coady DB Montreal
Running Back
4 Matt Rea RB Michigan State
30 Dillon Campbell RB Wilfrid Laurier
31 Jefferson Court RB Utah State
32 Brandon Deschamps RB UBC
33 Kienan LaFrance RB Manitoba
34 Christophe Normand RB Laval
35 William Langlais RB Sherbrooke
36 Shaquille Murray-Lawrence RB UNLV
Linebacker
5 Louis Mensah LB Fort Lewis College
40 Byron Archambeault (17) LB Montreal
41 Adrian Clarke LB Bishop’s
42 Adam Konar (16) LB Calgary
43 Auston Johnson LB South Dakota
44 Ron Omara LB St. FX
45 Jonathan Langa LB Saint Mary’s
46 Blair Smith LB Angelo State
Offensive Line
 60 Campbell Allison OL  Eastern Michigan
 61 James Bodanis OL  Michigan State
 62 Sukh Chung (7) OL  Calgary
 63 Danny Groulx (8) OL  Laval
 64 Karl Lavoie (14) OL  Laval
 65 Sean McEwan (6) OL  Calgary
 66 Jacob Ruby (10) OL  Richmond
 67 Quinn Lawlor OL  BYU
Receiver
80 Nic Demski (5) WR Manitoba
81 Lemar Durant WR Simon Fraser
82 Phillip Enchill WR Montreal
83 Jake Harty (19) WR Calgary
84 Andrew Johnson WR Fort Lewis College
85 Addison Richards (9) WR Regina
86 Mikhail Davidson WR Montreal
87 Melvin Abankwah WR Saint Mary’s
Defensive Line
91 Rory Connop DL Western
92 Donovan Dale DL UBC
6 Maxx Forde DL Idaho
93 Ettore Lattanzio (20) DL Ottawa
94 Ese Mrabure-Ajufo (18) DL Wilfrid Laurier
95 Ricky Osei-Kusi DL Western
96 Brandon Tennant (15) DL Laval
97 Daryl Waud (3) DL Western

The 2015 CFL Combine presented by Reebok kicks off Friday afternoon with player arrivals, medicals and team interviews. On Saturday the players’ strength, athleticism and flexibility will be tested at the Park Hyatt Toronto Hotel. The camp finishes on the football field at Varsity Centre at the University of Toronto campus on Sunday

CFL.ca COVERAGE AND RESULTS

For the National CFL Combine Presented by Reebok, CFL.ca will provide live video coverage of the bench presson Saturday and the 40-yard Dash on Sunday.

Here is the schedule of events for the National CFL Combine weekend:

Saturday, March 28

Park Hyatt Hotel (Queen’s Park Room)

9:00 a.m. — Bench press 

1:30 p.m. — Video shot, vertical jump and broad jump

Players will be made available to media after the morning session of testing and/or the afternoon session of testing.

Sunday, March 29

Varsity Centre Bubble

8:10 a.m. — OL & DL: 40-yard Dash, Short Shuttle, 3-Cone, Individual & 1-on-1 Drills  

9:40 a.m. — Long Snappers & Kickers workout 

10:00 a.m. — RB, LB, QB, K: 40-yard Dash, Short Shuttle, 3-Cone, Individual & 1-on-1 Drills 

12:10 p.m. — WR & DB: 40-yard Dash, Short Shuttle, 3-Cone, Individual & 1-on-1 Drills 

2:30 p.m. — Combine Completed

2015 Toronto Regional Combine Results

Name Bench 40-Yard Vertical Broad 3-Cone Shuttle
Offensive Line
Josh Dasilva 13 5.66 21.50″ 7’4.75″ 8.70 5.10
Matt Kielo 16 5.34 26.00″ 8’4.75″ 8.53 4.84
Jacob Myall 15 5.76 29.00″ 7’2.00″ 9.60 5.53
Sean Smith 9 6.14 25.00″ 8’0.50″ 8.77 5.10
Defensive Line
Kevin Aleinik 19 5.41 24.50″ 8’4.00″ DNF 4.65
Christian D’Aguilar 13 5.44 27.50″ 8’9.75″ 7.89 4.63
Justin Marra 17 5.56 19.50″ 7’6.25″ 8.00 4.69
Asante Mizan 19 5.37 25.50″ 8’0.50″ 8.40 4.69
Tai Pham 10 4.89 31.00″ 9’7.00″ 7.51 4.28
Jordan Thompson 6 4.98 27.50″ 8’0.00″ 7.77 4.41
Cameron Walker 18 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Running Back
Daniel MacDonald 11 5.16 24.50″  8’4.25″  7.82 4.53
Melvin Abankwah 17 4.69 34.00″ 9’11.75″ 7.12 4.22
Garret Sanvido DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Justin Gleben 17 5.02 27.00″ 9’0.25″ 7.58 4.60
Alex Maj 21 4.88 30.50″ 8’0.25″ 7.55 4.41
Matt Rea 29 4.92 31.50″  9’3.50″ 7.12 4.22
Brandon Donkers 17 4.69 31.00″  9’0.00″ 7.45 4.28
Linebacker
Hussein Hazime-Raad 22 4.96 25.00″ 7’11.00″ 8.01 4.43
Preston Huggins 19 4.76 31.50″ 9’6.26″ DNP DNP
Louis Mensah 15 4.84 30.00″ 9’3.50″ 7.50 4.41
Joe Richardson 13 5.14 31.50″ 8’10.75″ 7.44 4.72
John Rush 21 4.94 26.50″ 8’0.00″ 7.42 4.50
Dee Simons DNP DNP DNP  DNP DNP DNP
Dillon Grondin 12 4.84 35.00″ DNF DNF 4.50
Quarterback
Jazz Lindsey DNP 4.78 29.50″ 9’2.25″ 7.14 4.25
Kicker
Daniel Ferraro DNP DNP DNP  DNP DNP DNP
Ronnie Pfeffer 8 4.74 36.00″ 9’9.00″ 7.20 4.56
Receiver
Andrin Masotti DNP 4.65 27.50″ 8’11.25″  DNF 4.13
Damone Williams 14 4.67 29.00″ DNF DNF 4.53
Mohamed Abdallah 13 4.87 31.00″ 9’2.25″ 7.43 4.34
Kevin Bradfield 7 4.72 35.00″ 9’11.75″ 7.76 4.53
Alexander Charette 6 4.70 31.00″ 9’9.25″ 7.12 4.25
Gilbert Stewart 16 4.78 30.50″ 9’5.25″ DNF 4.50
Daniel English 17 4.85 30.50″ 9’5.50″ 7.27 4.31
Kelvin Muamba Kabuya 9 4.72 31.00″  9’10.75″ 7.25 4.25
Defensive Back
Tarrick Defour 11 4.69 29.00″ 9’9.00″ 7.44 4.31
Trevor Harvey 10 4.72 29.00″ 9’2.00″ DNF 4.19
Kalvin Johnson 13 4.81 31.00″ 8’5.25″ 7.11 4.16
Oliver Kathalay 11 4.69 34.50″ 9’8.00″ 7.12 4.35
Christian Mahler 6 4.77 29.50″ 9’1.50″ DNF 4.53
Jaiden McBride 13 4.77 31.00″ 9’6.50″ 7.82 4.50
Louis Polyzois 13 DNP 31.50″ 10’3.25″ DNP DNP
Jack Rush 15 4.82 30.00″ 9’7.50″ 7.78 4.50
Neil Riley-Grant 13 4.87 32.00″ 10’0.50″ 7.70 4.56

Photo credit: Joe Chrvala

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