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18 'Global' Players to Participate in the CFL Combine

March 14, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

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.

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


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 Hî=A4meenlinna, 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 Schwî=A4bisch 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



Germany - 6

Finland - 4

France - 4

Denmark - 2

Italy - 2


Receivers - 6

Defensive Linemen - 5

Linebackers - 3

Offensive Linemen - 2

Running Back - 1

Quarterback - 1

The CFL will once again have exclusive live coverage of the 2019 Combine, starting with the Bench Press on Saturday and continuing with the 40-yard dash and 1-on-1 drills on Sunday. For more information, please visit

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