U of G Football Players Drafted by CFL

May 03, 2010 - News Release

Two University of Guelph football players were selected in the 2010 CFL Canadian draft yesterday.

Kicker and punter Rob Maver was the fifth overall pick and was selected by the Calgary Stampeders. Offensive tackle Ryan Bomben was selected 31st overall by the Montreal Alouettes.

Maver and Bomben were among a total of 10 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) players selected in the Canadian draft.

MaverEarning a spot in the top 10 draft selection has garnered Maver media attention from publications across Canada including, the Calgary Herald and the Guelph Mercury.

Maver of Brampton has played OUA football for the past four seasons and is recognized as one of the most consistent kickers and punters in the league. Last season he made 13 of 14 field-goal attempts for the second best success rate in the CIS. He also averaged 41.3 yards per punt, which put him in second place in the country.

This past season he was named as a second straight OUA all-star as a placekicker. He was nominated in all four years of his university career for all-star punter.

In 2008, he was an all-Canadian as both punter and placekicker with a 46.1 punting average.

“We’re very excited about having this opportunity to bring Rob on board,” said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “Going into the draft, one of our priorities was a kicker and we believe we got the best kicker in the draft.”

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1