Canadian Football League

Friday, January 06, 2006

Canadian Football League team adds another QB

Quarterback David Macchi, who shattered 10 school records and helped Valparaiso University to its first-ever outright Pioneer Football League Championship in 2003, has been invited to the camp of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Macchi, who will leave to attend the camp next week, will be competing for the third and/or fourth quarterback positions with five other players. A native of San Jose, Calif./Willow Glen HS, Macchi passed for 3,763 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2003. In his two-year career, he became Valpo’s all-time passing leader with 7,089 yards and also broke the school record with 59 touchdown passes.

Cats add to Canadian Football League non-import talent

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced the signing of three non-import players Thursday. Defensive back Eric Nielsen, running back Les Mullings and linebacker Brian Oddi have agreed to contracts with the Ticats and will participate in training camp in May.
''You can never have enough talented Canadians on your roster,'' said General Manager Rob Katz. ''We're looking forward to having these three players compete in camp.''
Nielsen was a first-team CIS All-Canadian for the third consecutive year in 2005, his fifth and final season with the Acadia Axemen. The Alexandria, Ontario native recorded 26 defensive tackles and three interceptions in eight games during the 2005 season. The 6-0, 180-pound defensive back will be attending the Ticats training camp for the second time after taking part in Hamilton's 2005 camp.
Mullings, the Ottawa Renegades third round selection (20th overall) in the 2005 Canadian College Draft, returns to his hometown of Hamilton after five seasons with the St. Mary's Huskies. The 6-1, 228-pound running back has captured two Vanier Cups (2002, 2003) and was nominated for the Hec Crighton award in 2003.
Oddi, a 6-1, 200-pound linebacker was named to the All-PSAC West first team in 2003 after leading the conference in tackles with California-Pennsylvania. The Waterdown, Ontario native signed with the Renegades as a free agent last season after amassing 50 tackles in only six games during the 2004 season.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tri-Cities hires former Canadian Football League player as D-Coordinator

Kennewick WA - The Tri-Cities Fever has named Andrew Moore to fill the Defensive Coordinator position. After graduation from Sonoma State University in 1995, Coach Moore was signed as an Offensive Lineman by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent the next three seasons in the NFL.
Coach Moore's ten years of professional experience also includes playing in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy, the AFL with the San Jose Sabercats, New England Seawolves, San Diego Patriots, the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts, and Calgary Stampeders.
While playing in Canada, Coach Moore spent the off season honing his coaching skills by participating as a volunteer coach with the af2's San Diego Riptide from 2002 - 2004.
Coach Moore has been fortunate to play for several coaching greats like Tom Coughlin, George Seferd, Ernie Stoughtner, Bill Walsh and Arena guru Harland Svare.
Coach Moore and his wife Cate have three children. Their daughter Ashleigh is twelve, while their two sons Cyrus and Iciss are 2 and 18 months respectively.

Argos agree to four year deal vetrean Canadian Football League centre

The Argos and Chad Folk agreed on a four-year deal on Tuesday.
"The signing of Chad is outstanding because he sets the tone for our football team and the guys up front," said Allen. "His knowledge of the game and the effort with which he plays are unparalleled."
Folk, six-foot, 274-pounds, started all 18 regular season games in 2005 plus the Eastern Conference final against Montreal.