Golden Hawks represented in 2017 CFL Draft

Photo by Will Huang

Three Golden Hawks were among the 71 players drafted into the Canadian Football League this Sunday, May 7.

During the draft, which commenced at 7 p.m., players were selected from various Canadian Universities as well as the NCAA. The draft was broadcast live on TSN.

The three picks from Wilfrid Laurier University were linebacker Nakas Onyeka, selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the fifth round, offensive lineman Brett Golding, a round seven pick for the Tiger-Cats and defensive end Kwaku Boateng, who was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in round five.

The draft comes hot off of a memorable season for the Laurier football community, and Boateng in particular, who recently scored a National Football League invitation to the Chicago Bears’ mini camp.

Boateng, Laurier’s career sacks leader, was also recently recognized with Laurier’s Academic Athletic Achievement Award for the second year in a row.

“The entire Laurier football community is excited for Nakas, Kwaku and Brett,” head coach, Michael Faulds said.

“All three of them will make the most of their opportunities. The Argos, Eskimos and Ticats are all better teams with the addition of these Golden Hawks.”

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