BSN would like to congratulate 2014 BSN Showcase participants Linebacker Alex Bazzie (Marshall) and Defensive End Brian Brikowski (Monmouth) who made Canadian Football League rosters this week. Bazzie an All Conference linebacker in Conference USA made the BC Lions active roster. Brian Brikowski, who recently played for the Cleveland Gladiators, made the practice squad for the Montreal Alouettes. Brian Brikowski was in the middle of training camp when the 2014 BSN Showcase took place. He received permission from the Cleveland coaching staff to attend the BSN Showcase. Brian left Cleveland after practice the night before the Showcase getting in late at night prior to competing. Both him and Bazzie impressed the Canadian Football League scouts that were in attendance. At the 2014 BSN Showcase, 7 of the 9 Canadian Football League teams were present to scout players from small FBS, FCS, D2, D3, and NAIA colleges from a variety of Draft Classes. Bazzie was invited to the Cleveland Browns Rookie Mini Camp before signing with the BC Lions. Only 6 athletes from the FCS and Division II made either a CFL active or practice roster from the Draft Class of 2014(Not including the Canadian born players from Simon Fraser).

 

 

BC Lions QB Travis Partridge Missouri Western Active

BC Lions CB TJ Lee Eastern Washington Active

Saskatchewan WR Ryan Smith North Dakota State Active

Toronto LB Nick Williams North Alabama Practice

Ottawa QB Danny O’Brien Catawba Active

Ottawa OT Steven Forgette Eastern Washington Practice

 

 

Additionally, Defensive Linemen Richard Sumlin, a participant from the 2013 BSN Showcase, was resigned to the Saskatchewan Practice Squad. Congratulations to all the players that made a Canadian Football League roster.

 

Brian Brikowski prepares  for drills at the 2014 BSN Showcase

Brian Brikowski prepares for drills at the 2014 BSN Showcase

 

Dan Evans

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Catholic University Adjunct Professor (Sports Marketing)

devans@beyondsportsllc.com

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