Trio of Gaels take part in 14th Annual East-West Bowl

Pataki (left) had the highest vertical jump at the East-West bowl combine at 37'.
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Pataki (left) had the highest vertical jump at the East-West bowl combine at 37'

On May 14, top CIS football players from across the country travelled to McGill’s Percival Molson Memorial Stadium to play in the 2016 East-West Bowl.

The fourteenth annual CIS All-Star game served as a platform for elite CIS players who will be eligible for the 2017 CFL Draft to showcase their skills.

While the 2015 edition of this showcase saw only two Gaels invited, this year Queen’s sent three players representing the East team in their 29-14 loss.

On the offensive side of the ball, third-year lineman Daniel Hayes played a role in the East’s producing 168 rushing yards, to which fourth year running back Jonah Pataki (right) contributed six yards on two rushing attempts.

On defense, fourth-year defensive lineman Zac Sauer registered one of the four sacks on the day for the East squad. Sauer led all Gaels this past season with 4.5 sacks, while also adding a forced fumble on the year.

Throughout the weekend, the student athletes were put through practices, team meetings and a combine, where Pataki tied for the highest vertical jump at the event at 37’.


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