The American Football Federation of Germany, AFVD, has released its list of athletes who will be attending the inaugural CFL-Germany Combine on Sunday, January 26 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Germany will have by far the largest number of athletes showing off their skills with a list of 45.
The Combine forms one of a series around the world allowing CFL staff to evaluate international athletes for potential selection by a CFL team to represent them during the 2020 season. In November, Randy Ambroise, CFL Commissioner, confirmed that among the nine teams, there would be a total of 45 practice squad and active roster spots assigned to global players from across all participating countries for the upcoming season.
At the Global Combine, players will be tested for specific athletic measurables and in positional drills to determine suitability.
The top players will be invited to Toronto from March 26-28 for the 2020 CFL Combine which will feature international prospects competing alongside their young Canadian counterparts from U SPORTS, the NCAA and junior football. The league’s biggest scouting event will be followed by two separate drafts in the spring – one for global players and one for Canadians.
The list of players attending the German Combine includes four quarterbacks, traditionally the toughest position to fill. One is Austrian national team quarterback, Alexander Thury, who has signed to play for the Marburg Mercenaries. Another notable attendee is Russian/American running back Gennadiy Klevtsov-Adams who has signed to play with the Frankfurt Universe in 2020. He will be joined by his new teammate, American running back Justin Rodney.