March 8, 2016

5 moving on from Edmonton Regional Combine

Anthony Houle/CFL

EDMONTON — The first of three regional combines rolled through Edmonton on Monday and produced five new additions to next weekend’s National Combine roster.

Manitoba linebacker DJ Lalama headlines the list, all defensive players, of those who will join the other 35 prospects participating in the National Combine presented by adidas from March 11-13:

Name # POS School Status
DJ Lalama 68 LB Manitoba 2016
Alex Ogbongbemiga 69 LB Calgary Colts (Calgary) 2016
Boyd Richardson 119 DL UBC 2016
Nicholas Termansen 32 DB UBC 2016
Brennan Van Nistelrooy 34 DB Okanagan 2016

Lalama was the top player to watch in Monday’s regional combine for’s Justin Dunk, and he didn’t disappoint after placing fifth in the bench press and 3-cone drill. The Manitoba product is joined by Calgary Colts defender Alex Ogbongbemiga as the two linebackers heading to Toronto next weekend.

Ogbongbemiga didn’t excel in any one drill but did enough to earn a spot on next week’s roster. He follows in the footsteps of current Argos safety Jermaine Gabriel as just the second┬áCFJL player to earn an invite to the National Combine after participating in a regional combine.

While Boyd Richardson is the only defensive lineman heading to Toronto from Monday’s testing, it was his UBC teammate Nicholas Termansen putting up the most impressive numbers. Termansen, a 5-foot-11, 172-pound defensive back, placed in the top five in four different categories, including first with a 39.5-inch vertical.

Termansen also tied for first in the broad jump while placing second with a 4.65 40-time.

Rounding out the selections is Okanagan defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy, whose blazing 6.95 seconds in the 3-cone drill topped all participants





Name Pos School Reps Rank
Matthew Leung OL Saskatchewan 34 1
Andrew Barry RB Manitoba 30 2
Boyd Richardson DL UBC 27 3
Dylan Murphy OL Montana State Northern 24 4
DJ Lalama LB Manitoba 22 5



Name Pos School Seconds Rank
 Devin Csincsa REC  Kamloops  4.64 1
 Nicholas Termansen  DB UBC  4.65 2
 Michael Schmidt DB Calgary 4.66 3
 Kyle Kawamoto REC Okanagan (FSU) 4.67 4
Mason Rossler RB Regina 4.70 5



Name Pos School Inches Rank
Nicholas Termansen DB UBC 39.5″ 1
Kyle Kawamoto REC Okanagan (SFU) 38″ 2
Michael Schmidt DB Calgary 37.5″ 3
Andreas Iwanegbe DB Calgary 36.5″ T-4
Mason Rossler RB Regina 36.5″ T-4



Name Pos School Reps Rank
Alex Vitt REC Manitoba 3.95 1
Michael Schmidt DB Calgary 3.96 2
Kyle Kawamoto REC Okanagan (SFU) 4.00 T-3
Nicholas Termansen DB UBC 4.00 T-3
Mitchell Barnett LB UBC 4.00 T-3



Name Pos School Seconds Rank
 Brennan Van Nistelrooy DB Okanagan (Alberta) 6.95 1
 Kyle Kawamoto REC Okanagan (SFU)  7.00 2
 Michael Schmidt DB Calgary  7.01 3
 Nathan Filipek REC Alberta 7.14 4
 Jimmy Underdahl QB Calgary 7.15 T-5
DJ Lalama LB Manitoba 7.15 T-5



Name Pos School Ft.-In. Rank
Nicholas Termansen DB UBC 10′-2.25″ T-1
Alex Vitt REC Manitoba 10′-2.25″ T-1
Kyle Kawamoto REC Okanagan (SFU) 10′-1.25″ 3
Mason Rossler RB Regina 10′-0.25″ 4
David Csincsa REC Kamloops 10′-0″ 5