As of earlier this month, the CFL definitely made it known to one and all just who they had their eyes on (specifically 20 players in all), and two familiar faces in College football in Canada made the list of football players eligible for the 2022 CFL Draft (as did quite a few players from the US)—and both of them are just a couple of Huskies that have already had promising careers.
Running back, Adam Machart
This young man’s list of accolades is nothing short of impressive and he’s only just beginning to make some noise. He was in the U18 Team Saskatchewan. He was also Junior and Senior Football MVP, Canada West First Team All-Star, U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian, and that’s all in 2019.
Winning the Hardy Cup was already quite the huge milestone for this young man and now this. But the young man isn’t just looking to these awesome accomplishments, Machart understanding the need to look forward, he states:
“You gotta keep your eyes looking forward…You know, at the end of the day that was two years ago. So, I gotta make sure that I’m doing my part, making sure that I earn that ranking going forward, not living in the past…someone gives you that honor, it’s like, OK, let’s prove it, or let’s move myself up the ladder…You never want to settle, or be satisfied, you always want to work. As a competitor, you always want to improve and keep improving. You’re never good enough.”via Global News
Offensive tackle, Noah Zerr
Noah Zerr has certainly made Machart’s job a tad easier, as he has made the way quite clear for him, game after game, but the two are looking at this honor and blessing bestowed upon them quite humbly, but it is undoubtedly extremely positive and what all young hopefuls only dream about when they play college ball in either Canada or in the US.
Zerr placed at number 20 on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s Prospect Rankings, while Machart placed 18th according to Global News.
“I’ve worked really hard in my time here with the Huskies…I’m glad to be on the list, but as far as I’m concerned it’s just a little feather in my cap…My main goal this year is just to play some really good football, and have some really fun times, and have success with this team.”via Global News
On helping Machart on the field he said:
“I’m glad I could help him where I could…I’m glad that we do have that symbiotic relationship. I think that’s important, and it’ll be huge going into this season.”via Global News
Other names to have made the list include: Dontae Bull of Fresno State, Jesse Luketa of Penn State, Jalen Philpot of Calgary, Tre Ford of Waterloo, Zack Fry from Western, Shaquille St-Lot from Maine and so many others.
The Huskies are set to face the University of Calgary on September 25th in Calgary. Perhaps the momentum from this achievement will help both Zerr and Machart secure the win for The Huskies, but seeing their cool, calm and collected comments in this piece, you wouldn’t think they’d let it get to their heads. Should be an epic game, though.