JrNT alum, Corby shines in East West Bowl victory
*With files from CIS
Junior National Team alumnus, Doug Corby (Burlington, Ont./Queen’s Gaels) set a CIS East West Bowl record with three touchdown receptions helping the East to a 29-21 win at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Opposing Corby as members of the West squad were three additional members of Canada’s 2012 IFAF U-19 World Championship winning team in QB Will Finch (Western Mustangs), RB Mercer Timmis (Calgary Dinos) and DB Michael Schmidt (Calgary Dinos).
It was the fifth victory in six years for the East, which improved to 6-7 overall in the annual Canadian Football League prospects game, which showcases – for the most part – CIS players who will be eligible for the following year’s CFL draft.
“In a game like this, you don’t want to put too much pressure on yourself but at the same time you know people are watching,” said Corby, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound arts and science student who had 33 catches for 487 yards and four touchdowns in seven league contests last fall in his third season with Queen’s. “It was a fun game and a fun week to be a part of. There were a lot of great players here this week and I’m happy I was able to have a solid performance today.”
Corby, a native of Burlington, Ont., snared four passes for a game-high 131 yards and finished up with 156 all-purpose yards. He opened the scoring with a 63-yard TD toss from quarterback Brandon Leyh at 4:31 of the first quarter. Corby put his side up 22-14 with a seven-yard TD reception from Drew Burko midway through the third quarter and completed his TD hat-trick with a 50-yard reception from Leyh at 9:43 of the final stanza.
Corby and Laval linebacker Michael Langlois (six tackles) of Amos, Que., were selected as the Adidas offensive and defensive players of the game for the East. Alberta Golden Bears receiver Jimmy Ralph of Raymond, Alta., and Guelph linebacker Curtis Newton (3.5 tackles, one knockdown) of London, Ont., received similar honours for the West.
Read more about the game here.
Fifteen players at this year’s East West Bowl are alumni of the Football Canada Cup. The Canada Cup former U17 and U19 age divisions merged into a single U18 division beginning in 2010 to better align with Football Canada Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan.
Pos, Name, University – FCC
Pos, Name, University – FCC
|DB, Elie Bouka, Calgary – 2010 QCDB, Michael Schmidt, Calgary – 2009 U17 S. AB
K, Stephen Fabian, Alberta – 2011 AB
LB, Curtis Newton, Guelph – 2011 ON. W
LB, DJ Lalama, Manitoba – 2009 U17, 2010 U18 MB
DB, Hunter Turnbull, Calgary – 2011 AB
DB, Dylan Kemp, Saskatchewan – 2009 U19
REC, Brydon Ozmun, Saskatchewan – 2011 SK
|REC, Brian Jones, Acadia – 2011 NSQB, Drew Burko, Saskatchewan – 2009 U17, 2010 SK
REC, Félix Faubert-Lussier, Laval – 2009 U19 QC
DB, Alexandre Doucet, Montréal – 2008 U17QC
DB, Michael Langlois, Laval – 2009 U19 QC
OL, Charles Vaillancourt – 2009 U17, 2010 U18 QC
OL, Roman Grozman, Concordia – 2009 U17 E. ON
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