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NFL Scouts to Visit Winnipeg for Bisons’ Onyemata

March 4, 2016 3:17 PM | Sports

David Onyemata

U of M Bisons defensive lineman David Onyemata (GOBISONS.CA)

All eyes of the NFL will be on David Onyemata March 14.

The University of Manitoba Bisons defensive lineman will hold a pro day football workout for at least 12-16 NFL scouts.

Onyemata, 23, has made a lasting impression at the CIS level and continues to pursue a professional football career.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work out for NFL scouts,” said Onyemata. “I appreciate coach (Brian) Dobie and his staff and the support they have shown me.”

Onyemata will workout at Investors Group Field weight room, where his measurements will be taken, and his vertical jump, broad jump and bench press observed.

He will then move over to the neighbouring Winnipeg Indoor Soccer Complex to complete a 40-yard dash, pro agility (5-10-5) drill, three-cone drill and DL specific drills.

The 6’4″, 300 lbs. Nigeria native finished his fourth season with the Bisons in 2015. That same year, he was selected as 2015 J.P. Metras Trophy award winner, and named 2015 CIS First Team All-Canadian at the defensive tackle position.

“This is a first Pro Day in the history of our Bison football program and one of the few ever across the CIS,” said head coach Brian Dobie.

“We are excited that a significant amount of NFL teams will be present and are, of course, very proud to showcase our university, our program and represent the deep talent pool that is Canada West. Above all though, is the pride and excitement all of us at Manitoba have for David and the tremendous opportunity that lies in front of him.”