Wildcats at the CFL Combines
7 Former Wildcats will be showing their skills at this years CFL combines
Isaiah Hoeppner: Isaiah came to the Wildcats from Harry Ainlay High School and spent 5 seasons with us, with 2014 being his final. Isaiah has been a tremendous leader and ambassador for our program. He works as a Firefighter/ EMT for the City of Leduc for the last two years. Following the 2014 football season, Isaiah, joined Team Canada’s Bobsled development team and got to participate in his first North American Cup circuit event where he came away with a gold medal. Isaiah is a 6’3” 240lb DE who is relentless off the ball. He was a 2013 PFC All-Star and was also a Captain and leader on the Wildcats leadership council.
Tim Agbaje: Tim was a 5 year WIldcat out of Archbishop O’leary High School. After the 2012 season Tim went to the University of Saskatchewan and started the last two seasons with the Huskies. His time with the WIldcats saw Tim take tremendous strides both on and off the field. His love for the game and passion came through everyday. He was a big part of some very good DL units and was teammates with both Isaiah and Rory Connop.
Rory Connop: Rory played 3 seasons with the WIldcats, was a PFC 2008 rookie DL, and a PFC conference all star before heading down to Boise State where he redshirted for the 2011 season. Rory came back to Canada and finished the 2014 season with the Western Mustangs. Rory was a two sport athlete while playing for the Wildcats, he was also a member of the Spruce Groves Saints of the AJHL and in 2009 played in both the CJFL National Championships and Royal Bank Cup. Rory attended St. FX high school in Edmonton.
Scott Ledieu: Scott, who played High School in Athabasca, was a 3 year Wildcat having come to us after his first two years with the U of A Golden Bears. He quickly established himself as a leader on our OL, and eventually our team. He was a tremendous teammate and although he was loveable and approachable off the field, played the game with tremendous passion and intensity. After three years with the Wildcats he returned to the U of A and finished off his eligibility with the Bears, where he continued to be a leader on and off the field.
Andrew Johnson: Andrew was an outstanding QB out of McNally High School who lead them back to the provincial finals after a long absence. He played 2 seasons with the Wildcats, starting off as a QB and eventually making the switch to receiver in his second year. A tremendous athlete with a work ethic like no other, Andrew went to New Mexico Military Institute after the Wildcats. From there he played the 2014 season at Fort Lewis again showcasing his athleticism and competitiveness.
Chris Dobko: Chris came to the Wildcats from SACHS High School in St.Albert. Chris played one season with the Cats, started every game as receiver and punt returner before heading to the U of C where he became their all time leader in pass receptions.
Mohamed Abdallah: Mo was a teammate of Andrew with the McNally Tigers. He went to the U of T immediately after high school and joined the Wildcats for the 2012 season. He was a determined receiver who provided leadership to a young group of receivers. Following his time with the Wildcat,s Mo moved on to play with the St.Mary’s Huskies.
Andrew, Rory, and Mo will be going to the National Combine in Toronto while Isaiah, Tim, Scott and Chris will be at the regional combine in Edmonton. The combines precede the CFL Draft and is an opportunity for all the teams to evaluate the best of our Nations eligible players. All of these men had a tremendous impact on the Wildcat teams they were a part of, and all are grateful for the time spent with the Wildcats and point to it as a huge part of their lives both on and off the field.