HBCU PLAYERS IN THE CFL

The Canadian Football League has been an alternative to the National Football League since 1946…the same year Major League Baseball accepted Jackie Robinson. Today, HBCU players have inundated the rosters of the nine teams that make up the league.
Teams: British Columbia Lions (BC)I Edmonton Eskimos(EDM) I Calgary Stampeders (CGY) I Saskatchewan Roughriders(SSK) I Winnipeg Blue Bombers (WPG) I Hamilton Tiger-Cats (HAM) I Toronto Argonauts (TOR) I Ottawa Redblacks (OTT) I Montreal Alouettes (MON)

No.Player nameTeamPositionHt.Wt.AgeSchool
84Emmanuel ArceneauxBritish Columbia Lions SB6’221030Alcorn State
12Malcolm BellQB6’119023North Carolina Central
17Zavian BinghamWinnipeg Blue Bombers DB5’1019524Jackson State
66Dariusz Bladek Saskatchewan RoughridersOL6’431023Bethune-Cookman
Avius CapersWR5’10 200 25 Johnson C. Smith
84Larry CobbWR6’318826Tuskegee
68Thaddeus ColemanSaskatchewan RoughridersOL6’8 320 32 Mississippi Valley State
26 Abubakarr ContehWinnipeg Blue Bombers DB6’0 200 22 Grambling State
Armagedon DraughnDB 6’4 195 23 Tuskegee
Kevin Elliott WR 6’3 213 28 Florida A&M
6 Dominique EllisHamilton Tiger-Cats DB 5’11 204 28 South Carolina State
27 Kevin Francis Saskatchewan RoughridersLB 6’5220 24 North Carolina A&T
59 Rogers GainesBritish Columbia Lions OL 6’6 329 28 Tennessee State
41 Warren GatewoodDB 6’0 190 23 Alcorn State
18 Tavon GatlinWR 5’9 175 26 Fayetteville State
Miles GroomsDL 6’4 245 24 Hampton
41 Johnta HebertRB 5’10195Prairie View
96 Frederick Henry-AjuduaMontreal Alouettes DE 6’2 246 24 North Carolina Central
26 Tyree HollinsMontreal Alouettes DB 5’9190 25 Grambling
59 Nate IslesOL 6’5 324 25 North Carolina A&T
95 Delano JohnsonDL 6’5 271 29 Bowie State
81 Jamel JohnsonWR 6’2 217 26 Alabama State
12 Mike JonesHamilton Tiger-Cats WR 6’0 181 24 Southern
9 Travis LeeDB 6’0 178 27 Miles
99 A.C. LeonardSaskatchewan RoughridersDL 6’2 240 25 Tennessee State
16 Marquay McDanielCalgary Stampeders SB5’10 208 33 Hampton
46 Kimario McFaddenLB 5’10 187 26 South Carolina State
36 Marshall McFaddenLB 6’3 237 28 South Carolina State
1Greg McGheeQB 6’3 208 24 Howard
1Douglas McNeil IIIWR 6’3 200 29 Bowie State
14 Wallace MilesWR 6’1 195 28 North Carolina A&T
45 C.J. MooreDB 6’2 200 23 North Carolina Central
69 Anthony MorrisMontreal Alouettes OL 6’7 300 25 Tennessee State
26 John OjoDB 6’3 205 27 Florida A&M
65 Jovan OlafioyeMontreal Alouettes T6’6 325 29 North Carolina Central
27 Robert PorterWinnipeg Blue Bombers DB 5’10 188 24 Jackson State
25 Willie QuinnHamilton Tiger-CatsWR 5’5 152 24 Southern
26 Joe RankinDB 5’9 185 27 Morgan State
79 Larry RaperWR 5’10 174 27 North Carolina A&T
85 Desmond ReeceWR 5’10 172 23 Tuskegee
17 Marvin RossDB 5’11 187 27 Florida A&M
99 Padric ScottDL 6’0 292 27 Florida A&M
19 Phillip SimsQB 6’4 230 25 Winston Salem State
86 Jarvis TurnerWR 6’1 195 23 Alcorn State
18 Brian TymsToronto Argonauts WR 6’3 204 28 Florida A&M
29 Darnell Walker Jr.Winnipeg Blue BombersDB 5’10 173 23 Langston
22 Brian WalkerWinnipeg Blue BombersDB 5’9 195 21 Fayetteville State
56 Torian WhiteOL 6’6 319 24 Hampton
81 Daniel WilliamsWR 6’3 230 22 Jackson State