Markham’s Trey Rutherford was chosen second overall in the 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft on May 3 by the Montreal Alouettes.

Rutherford, who was projected as either the first or second overall selection in the pre-draft ranking system, told the Markham Review he would be happy to play for any team. While he had hoped to be signed as a free agent by the National Football League, he didn’t receive any offers and indicated he would be happy to play in the CFL.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound played at the University of Connecticut in a variety of positions on the offensive line, although tackle was the primary one. Rutherford, 22, will have a good shot at competing for a starting job. The Als finished last overall in 2017 and will have competitions at various positions.

Photo courtesy of the University of Connecticut


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