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Bennett and Vieira selected to East-West Bowl roster

Wednesday March 1, 2017
Bennett and Vieira selected to East-West Bowl roster

Linebacker Jackson Bennett and running back/receiver Bryce Vieira will represent the Garnet and Grey at the 2017 U SPORTS East-West Bowl. Rosters were announced today by U SPORTS for the annual showcase of the top university football talents, along with the news that Laval will play host for the next two editions. 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE (including ticket info): http://en.usports.ca/eastwestbowl  

The Rouge et Or, who will host the week-long event featuring U SPORTS football players heading into their Canadian Football League draft year, last welcomed Canada’s top university prospects in 2006 and 2007. The 15th annual event will be played at TELUS-UL Stadium on Saturday, May 13th at 12:30 p.m. ET.

The 2017 edition, which kicks off on Monday, May 8th, also includes four days of practices, a combine for participating players, a CFL free-agent camp, as well as the traditional East-West Bowl banquet. A detailed schedule is included below.

Bennett was named to the OUA Second All-Star Team in 2016 for his work at SAM and will have the ability to show off his special teams skills at the East-West Bowl combine. The Ottawa native recorded 33 solo tackles, three pass breakups, and one fumble recovery this season.

Vieira has been one of the most versatile offensive players in the OUA over the past three seasons. After leading Ottawa in all-purpose yards as a rookie the Montreal product has continued to shine in both evasive running and fearless receiving in the middle of the field. In 2016 Vieira picked up 499 yards rushing, 391 yards receiving, and scored 6 touchdowns in 8 games for Ottawa while playing through a foot injury in the second half of the year.

2017 U SPORTS EAST-WEST BOWL SCHEDULE:

Monday, May 8                     

18:00-18:30     Introduction meeting
20:00-21:30     Meetings

Tuesday, May 9

9:00-11:30       Combine for participating players (Telus Indoor)
14:00-16:00     Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
18:45-20:30     Meetings        

Wednesday, May 10 

9:30-11:30       Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
13:00-14:00     Meetings        
15:00-17:00     Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
19:15-20:45     Meetings

Thursday, May 11    

9:30-11:30       Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
13:00-14:00     Meetings        
15:00-17:00     Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
17:30               East-West Bowl banquet
19:15-20:45     Meetings

Friday, May 12

9:30-11:30       Practice East & West (TELUS-UL Stadium)
13:00-14:00     Meetings
15:00-16:00     Practice East (TELUS-UL Stadium)
16:00-17:00     Practice West (TELUS-UL Stadium)

Saturday, May 14

12:30-15:30  East-West Bowl Game (TELUS-UL Stadium)