Mike Spence and Eric Armitage participants at the CFL Combine
April 10, 2013
King’s students Mike Spence and Eric Armitage, along with two of their teammates from the Mustangs Football Team, were invited to participate in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Combine in Toronto from March 22nd to 24rd. Spence and Armitage were among approximately 50 CFL hopefuls who had the opportunity to showcase their skills in advance of the draft this May. The three-day combine gives Canadian university athletes exposure to general managers, coaches and scouts of the CFL.
Spence was named a 2012 OUA Second Team All-Star in recognition of his performance as defensive back for the Mustangs. He completed 20 tackles (15 solo) this season along with three pass breakups and a fumble recovery in seven games this season. The third-year Philosophy major tied for fourth place in the broad jump at the combine, and had interceptions during the one-on-one drill against receivers.
Armitage has been a major part of a Western offensive line that helped produce the country’s third most powerful offence, averaging 40.9 points and 535.1 yards per game. He was also recognized by the OUA as a 2012 Second Team All-Star. At the combine, the third-year Criminology major placed sixth in the 40 yard dash.
Spence and Armitage are among 33 of Mustang football players who are registered at King’s. We wish them good luck in their attempts to move to the professional playing field.
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