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Two Team BC alums picked high in 2014 CFL Draft

Posted on 2014-05-13 22:44:01

A pair of teammates from the 2010 Team BC that captured the bronze medal at the Football Canada Cup have taken the next step towards making it to the pros after being selected high in the 2014 CFL Draft held on Tuesday, March 13.

OL Matthias Goossen, who played high school football with the Vancouver College Fighting Irish before suiting up for the SFU Clan, was in the first round (2nd overall) by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Goossen's teammate on both Team BC and the SFU Clan, LB Casey Chin, who played high school football with the New Westminster Hyacks, learned that his road to the CFL will stay local after he was nabbed by the hometown BC Lions in the final selection of the third round.

Other players with BC connections that were drafted in the 2014 CFL Draft include:

DL Dylan Ainsworth (South Delta Sun Devils/Western Mustangs) - Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2nd round

LB Jesse Briggs (Kelowna Owls/McGill Redmen) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2nd round

DL Jaskaran Dhillon (Langley Rams/UBC) - Toronto Argonauts, 3rd round

DB Derek Jones (SFU) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 4th round

REC Andrew Smith (Nanaimo Redmen/VI Raiders/Manitoba Bisons) - Montreal Alouettes, 4th round

DL Dylan Roper (Carson Graham Eagles/SFU) - BC Lions, 6th round

REC Tore Corrado (Notre Dame Jugglers/SFU) - Toronto Argonauts, 6th round

DL Stephen Mawa (Terry Fox Ravens/UBC) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 6th round

To see the full 2014 CFL Draft results, click here.

Did we miss a BC connection? Let us know by emailing communications@playfootball.bc.ca.