VANCOUVER - Three players each from UBC, Laval and StFX have been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook U Sports Starting Lineup, CFA's version of an All-Canada team.
Wide receiver Will Watson leads the UBC Thunderbirds' three Starting Lineup selections. Watson led the Thunderbirds with 42 receptions, including 507 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Despite being kept out for much of the 2016 regular season with a knee injury, Marcus Davis still managed to gain 842 total yards in only seven games. The Victoria, BC native's 120.3 total yards per game average was second on the Thunderbirds. Davis was named a U SPORTS All-Canadian for his work on special teams.
Levi Hua was a stalwart on the Thunderbirds' offensive line and was named a U SPORTS All-Canadian and to the Canada West All-Star team for his efforts. The Abbotsford, BC native was and integral piece in the dynamic UBC offence from his centre position, with exceptional pass and run blocking throughout the 2016 campaign.
Regina, Western, Carleton (ON) and Calgary each have two players on the Starting Lineup. There are 17 U Sports programs represented on this year's squad.
2017 College Football America U Sports Starting Lineup
Offence Pos. Name School Yr. QB NOAH PICTON Regina 4 RB ALEX TAYLOR Western 4 RB JORDON SOCHOLOTIUK StFX 4 WR KAION JULIEN-GRANT StFX 3 WR WILL WATSON UBC 4 WR DAN PETERMANN McMaster 4 WR RYAN SCHIENBEIN Regina 3 OL KC BAKKER Carleton (ON) 4 OL LEVI HUA UBC 4 OL SAMUEL LEFEBVRE Laval 2 OL RYAN SCEVIOUR Calgary 4 OL JUSTIN LAWRENCE Alberta 4
Defence Pos. Name School Yr. DL MATHIEU BETTS Laval 3 DL VINCENT DESJARDINS Laval 3 DL JONATHAN BOISSONNEAULT-GLAOU Montreal 4 DL KYLE FORDE StFX 4 LB KENE ONYEKA Carleton (ON) 4 LB DEANDRE SMITH Saint Mary's 2 LB JEAN-GABRIEL POULIN Western 4 LB BOSTON ROWE Calgary 4 DB NICHOLAS PARISOTTO Guelph 4 DB SAMUEL POLAN Sherbrooke 3 DB GODFREY ONYEKA Laurier 4 DB BRANDON JENNINGS Acadia 4 Specialists Pos. Name School Yr. K SEAN STENGER Saskatchewan 4 P VINCENT DUBE Bishop's 4 RS MARCUS DAVIS UBC 4
The College Football America 2017 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada over the course of more than 300 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Additionally, an iBooks version for iPads and iPhones is available through Apple's iTunes bookstore and the iBooks app. And, new this year, a Kindle version of the book is now available.