Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Homeward-bound.
Wofford College defensive lineman Ameet Pall was selected fifth overall in the
CFL Canadian Draft by the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday.
Pall, from Montreal, Quebec, is a 6-foot, 245-pound defensive end.
As a junior in 2010, he led the Southern Conference with 12.5 sacks and 22.5
tackles for loss and was the co-runner-up for the Buck Buchanan Award in the
Football Championship Subdivision.
While often facing double teams as a senior, Pall was limited to 32 tackles,
three sacks and eight tackles for loss.
In his career, he ranked fifth in Wofford history with 45 career tackles for
loss and third in career sacks with 23.
Pall had drawn a No. 7 overall ranking from the CFL Scouting Bureau.
The Stampeders later selected Jacksonville University 6-5, 300-pound offensive
lineman Billy Peach in the third round with the 19th overall pick. He is a
native of Kingston.
Two picks later, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected Georgia State defensive
end Christo Bilukidi at No. 21 overall.
The 6-5, 307-pound Bilukidi, from Ottawa, was considered a first-round
selection for the CFL until the Oakland Raiders selected him in the sixth
round of the NFL Draft last Saturday. He plans to pursue an NFL career first.
In the fourth round, the Toronto Argonauts picked Northern Colorado linebacker
Herve Tonye-Tonye, from Montreal, at No. 24.
The seven-round draft finished with 45 selections.
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