Mexico’s LFA, Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional, has announced the players who have qualified to attend the two CFL Global Combines to be held in Mexico.
Players were asked to send in videos showing them performing the six qualifying tests: 40 yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, 3 cone drill, long jump and shuttle run. These videos were viewed and evaluated by LFA personnel and the top 29 players selected.
These 29 players qualified to participate in one of the two combines to be held. Saturday, February 27, in Monterrey, players from the north of Mexico will compete in the first combine while players from mid-Mexico will take part in the other combine scheduled for March 6 in Mexico City.
The results of these two combines including video summaries, will then be sent to the CFL Global Scouting crew for final evaluation and selection.
A total of eight Mexican players from the first CFL Global initiative in 2019 have re-signed with CFL teams: WRs Gerardo Alvarez and Fernando Richarte (BC Lions), WR Diego Viamontes and DB Genaro Alfonsin Romero (Edmonton), WR Andres Salgado (Calgary Stampeders), OL Rene Brassea (Saskatchewan Roughriders), K Jose Maltos and WR Guillermo Villalobos (Ottawa Redblacks).
The players who will participate in the second phase are as follows: