Three Marauders invited to CFL look-see camp

Three members of the Vanier Cup champion McMaster Marauders have been invited to this year’s Canadian Football League evaluation camp.

Quarterback Kyle Quinlan, receiver Brad Fochesato, and offensive guard Jason Medeiros will join other draft-eligible players March 2-4 for the annual audition for in front of staff from the eight CFL teams.

Quinlan, from South Woodslee, Ontario was the 2011 Ontario University Athletics first-team all-star quarterback and was named a second-team All-Canadian. He capped off a tremendous year by being named the game’s most valuable player at each stage of McMaster’s post-season run, including the Yates Cup, Uteck Bowl, and Vanier Cup victories.

Medeiros, from Hamilton, was named a first-team OUA all-star and second-team All-Canadian in 2011. He was a member of Canada’s senior national team which finished as runner-up to the United States in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship in Austria in July 2011.

Fochesato, from Windsor, emerged this season as a key part of a talented Marauder receiving corps. In eight league games, he caught 19 passes for 501 yards, averaging over 26 yards per catch and scoring three touchdowns. In the playoffs, he elevated his game by making 16 catches for 394 yards, a 24-yard per catch average and scoring four touchdowns in four games. He was the Canadian Interuniversity Sports offensive player of the week for his performance in McMaster’s 45-21 Uteck Bowl win over Acadia.

“Kyle and Jason have been two of the best pro prospects in CIS football for a couple of years,” said Marauder head coach Stef Ptaszek.

“Brad played his best football of the year on national television in our last three games and earned his invitation to the E-Camp. All three of these young men will represent the McMaster program very well.”

The CFL draft will take place in May with a specific date to be announced