Four Mustangs headed to CFL Evaluation Camp

Four Western Mustangs football players are set to take part in the 2012 CFL Evaluation Camp in Toronto March 2-4, which will host 59 of Canada’s top football prospects eligible for the upcoming draft.

Running back Nathan Riva, offensive lineman Matt Norman, defensive end David Lee and defensive tackle Mike Van Praet will represent the Mustangs as they look to impress general managers, coaches and scouts.

Riva, a fourth-year Mustang, ran for 568 yards on 92 carries in 2011, good for fourth overall in the OUA. His nine touchdowns, meanwhile, were second-best in the league behind teammate Tyler Varga.

In a four-year career at Western, Norman has earned OUA first-team all-star honours three times and has been named a CIS first-team all-star twice (2010 and 2011). In January, he was ranked No. 15 on the CFL Scouting Bureau’s prospect list for the 2012 draft.

Lee and Van Praet, both talented defensive players, were also OUA all-stars in 2011, as Lee was named to the first team and Van Praet earned a second-team nod.