Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brigham Young Cougars Linebacker Jadon Wagner Foregoes Senior Year to Play in CFL

The Brigham Young Cougars have lost a projected starting linebacker for 2011. Jadon Wagner registered 38 tackles in 2010 as he started nine games and played in twelve. He had seven tackles-for-loss and one sack.

The Calgary Herald is reporting that the 6'4", 246 pound Lethbridge, Alberta native has entered the Canadian Football League draft to be held this Sunday, May 8. He is projected to be a second or third round pick.

Wagner plans to return to BYU for Winter semester 2012 to take the one remaining class that he needs to graduate with a degree in advertising.

This marks the third straight year that a BYU player has foregone his senior year and entered the professional ranks. Austin Collie (Indianapolis Colts) did it following the 2008 season, Harvey Unga (Chicago Bears) did it following the 2009 season, and now Wagner has done it following the 2010 season.

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