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Eskimos Announce Changes to Player Personnel Department

August 23, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos News Release

(Edmonton) - The Edmonton Eskimos have added scouts Marcel Bellefeuille and Matt Boockemeier to the club's player personnel department.

"Marcel has coached for 17 seasons in the CFL, including three as the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats head , so he knows what talent level is playing in this league. He's also been a very successful USport coach, having led the University of Ottawa to a Vanier Cup Championship in 2000, so he knows what university level players are best fit to play in the CFL as well. While coaching with several CFL organizations during his career, Marcel has helped their player personnel departments as a scout evaluating players for the CFL draft, CFL free agency, attending NCAA All-Star games and also try outs in the US. So, along with his knowledge of what it takes to play in the CFL, he has a lot of experience as a talent evaluator and we're excited to have him join our organization," says Brock Sunderland, Eskimos General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations.

Matt has a lot of scouting experience, as he's worked for several organizations in three different leagues. He spent time in the NFL as a scout with the Vikings, Packers, and Saints. Along with his extensive NFL experience, he's also familiar with the CFL game and knows how to project players to this league due to his time spent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Along with his years of scouting experience, he was also in an executive role with the Omaha Nighthawks in the UFL. We're happy to add someone with all the experience Matt has to our player personnel department."

The Eskimos also announce that Will Homer has accepted the assistant director of player personnel role with the University of Florida Gators effectively immediately.

"Will had an opportunity that was too good to pass up, both professionally and personally. I'll always believe in allowing people to better themselves and as disappointing as it is to lose someone of Will's caliber, both as a person and scout, I couldn't be happier for him and his new role at the University of Florida. We'd like to thank him for all his hard work and contributions to the Eskimos and we wish him the best of luck with the Gators," says Sunderland.


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