Nelson has seen MANY outstanding football players walk through its doors.

Below you will find former Nelson Lords who have gone on to careers in University and Professional Football.

GRAD. YEAR

PLAYER NAME
POS.
UNIVERSITY/JUNIOR TEAM
PROFESSIONAL TEAM
2017
Will Corby
WR
Toronto Varsity Blues (U-SPORTS)
 
Ben Cowman
DL
Toronto Varsity Blues (U-SPORTS)
Maksim Duric
SB
Toronto Varsity Blues (U-SPORTS)
Ben Lack
DB
Guelph Gryphons (U-SPORTS)
Ryk Vanderpol
DB
Carleton Ravens (U-SPORTS)
Brandon Schofield
DB
Guelph Gryphons (U-SPORTS)
Robbie Walker
DB
Mount Allison Mounties (U-SPORTS)
Muhammad Ali
DL
York Lions (U-SPORTS)
Mitchell Unwin
LB
Mount Allison Mounties (U-SPORTS)
x
2016
Evan Luckie
OL/DL
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
 
Adam Preocanin
K/P
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Zach Hoffner
LB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Patrick Spelman
OL
Ottawa Gee Gees (CIS)
x
2015
Aidan England
LB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
 
Sam Lewis
WR
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Cole Henderson
DL
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
x
2014
Will Priestner
LB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
 
Alex Furlan
OL/DL
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Jordan Sidsworth
OL/DL
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Addison Olah
RB/LB
Windsor Lancers (CIS)
Victor Fasullo
WR
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
Duncan Curren
OL
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
x
2013
Josh Ross
DB
Western Mustangs (CIS)
 
Ben Howlett
OL
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Jack Thorne
DL
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
x
2012
Doug Corby
WR
Queen's Gaels (CIS)
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Will Finch
QB
Western Mustangs (CIS)
 
Tanner Philp
DB
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Josh Vandeweerd
WR
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Eric Juhl
LB
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Ben Megarry
WR
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Brad Taylor
WR
Western Mustangs (CIS)
Blake Culver
RB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
David Shuta
DB
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
Joel Chapman
DL
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
St. Mary's Huskies (CIS)
Jesse Kamp
DB
Hamilton Hurricanes (CJFL)
x
2011
Kevin Moncion
DB
Ottawa Gee Gees (CIS)
 
Adam Shaheen
OL
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
x
2010
Evan Short
K/P
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
 
Russell Culver
DB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Evan Petrie
RB
Acadia Axemen (CIS)
Okanagan Sun (CJFL)
x
2009
Mike Spence
LB
Western Mustangs (CIS)
 
Mackenzie Blewett
QB
St. Mary's Huskies (CIS)
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Mike Hassard
LS
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Brandon Rynka
DB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
x
2008
David McMurrough
RB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
 
Wyatt Hawke
RB
Ottawa Gee Gees (CIS)
Russ Jirgens
WR
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Tyler Biegerl
RB
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs (NCAA)
Luke Snyder
LB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
x
2007
Zack Stacey
QB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
 
Josh Hilton
RB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Marko Zupet
OL
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Kirk Rynka
OL
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
x
2006
Jim Martyniuk
RB
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
 
x
2005          
x
2004
Sean Riley
DB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
 
Mike Crabtree
QB
Ottawa Gee Gees (CIS)
York Lions (CIS)
Eric James
TE
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
x
2003
Kyle Peterdy
DL
McGill Redmen (CIS)
 
Phil Mancini RB
Windsor Lancers (CIS)
Tag Russell
LB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Robert Eeuwes
K/P
McGill Redmen (CIS)
Windsor Lancers (CIS)
Ryan Neilson
LB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Andrew Ross
WR
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Dave Riley
DB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
x
2002
Zach Strom
WR
McMaster Mauraders (CIS)  
Jon Behie
QB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
x
2001
Blair Mearns
WR
St. Francis Xavier X-Men (CIS)  
Ryan Bechmanis
DB
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS)
Jesse Lumsden
RB
McMaster Marauders (CIS) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
x
2000          
x
1999
Paul Pasalic
OL
Simon Fraser Clan (CIS)  
Mark Willard
OL
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
x
1998
Dave Aiken
DB
Concordia Stingers (CIS)
 
Peter Mlekuz
RB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Jason Currie
QB/K
St. Mary's Huskies (CIS)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Graig Richter
LB
Western Mustangs (CIS)
 
x
1997
Chuck Walsh
DL
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Mark Ferris
LB
St. Mary's Huskies (CIS)
 
Clayton Gillis
RB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
x
1996
Darryl Tharby
DL
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)  
Ted Low
OL
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
Abdul Afghan
TE
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Geoff Lubert
DB
McGill Redmen (CIS)
Ryan Smith
OL
St. Francis Xavier X-Men (CIS)
Chris Neale
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
x
1995
Dan Barton
OL
Manitoba Bisons (CIS)  
Ryan Sterne
FB
Mount Allison Mounties (CIS)
x
1994 Colin Meldrum RB
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)  
x
1993
Garrick MacBride
P/K
Western Mustangs (CIS)  
David Wright
LB/OL
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
x
1992
Kevin Foster
WR
Western Mustangs (CIS)  
Paul Knox
WR
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS)
x
1991          
x
1990
Stefan Ptaszek
WR
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)

Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
B.C. Lions (CFL)
Hugh Tharby
DL
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)  
Paul Priestner
LB
Western Mustangs (CIS)
Rich Marchese
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Sean Carey
LB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
x
1989          
x
1988
Dan Pawliw
LB
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS)  
Rob Proctor
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
John Simioni
Western Mustangs (CIS)
Dave Skurka
McGill Redmen (CIS)
Glenn Sullivan
K/P
Acadia Axemen (CIS)
St. Francis Xavier X-Men (CIS)
Shane Dougherty
WR
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
x
1987
Don Murray
LB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)  
Colin Nodwell
Waterloo Warriors (CIS)
Rob Rowe
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS)
x
1986
Clive Tharby
LB
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Aix en Provence Argonautes (EFL) Europe
George Jeffrey
DB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)  
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
Chris Gioskos
OL
Ottawa Gee Gees (CIS) Ottawa RoughRiders (CFL)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Sask. Rough Riders (CFL)
Rob Godley
OL
Western Mustangs (CIS) Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Roger Brown
McMaster Marauders (CIS)  
Jim Urquhart
RB
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)
x
1985          
x
1984
Paul Bourett
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)  
Jim Haslip
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Bruce Tharby
OL
Western Mustangs (CIS)
x
1983
Jeff Johnson
RB
Cornell Big Red (NCAA) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Dave Abbey
OL
Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS)  
John Lush
DB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
Sean Guy
DL
Purdue Boilermakers (NCAA) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
David Stapleton
DB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)  
x
1982          
x
1981
Bob Pawliw
TE
Carleton Ravens (CIS)  
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
x
1980
John Phillips
WR
Mount Allison Mounties (CIS)  
Andy Carnovale
OL/DL
McMaster Marauders (CIS)
Dave Hamilton
TE/P
Sheridan Bruins (OCAA)
x
1979          
x
1978
Jeff Spence
DB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)  
1977x
1977
Mike Mattiacci
LB
McMaster Marauders (CIS)  
Dave Minson
WR
Sheridan Bruins (OCAA) Winnipeg BlueBombers (CFL)
Burlington Braves (CJFL) Toronto Phantoms (AFL) Arena-League
Joe Mattiacci
RB
Sheridan Bruins (OCAA)  
Scott Waggoner
RB
Florida Gators (NCAA)
Mike Phillips
DL
Hamilton Hurricanes (CJFL)
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
Jim Redfearn
DL
Ottawa Gee-Gees (CIS)
x
1976
John Priestner
LB
Western Mustangs (CIS) Baltimore Colts (NFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Tom Mooney Jr.
OL
Miami Ohio Redhawks (NCAA)  
Ray Poliziani
DB
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
Lou Mattiacci
DL
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
Drew Franklin
TE/LB
St. Mary's Huskies (CIS)
Bill Harshaw
WR
Western Mustangs (CIS)
John Falconer
OL
Sheridan Bruins (OCAA)
x
1975
Jim Muller
DL
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Jim Doherty
LB
Roy. Military Coll. Paladins (CIS)  
x
1974
Pete Doherty
Roy. Military Coll. Paladins (CIS)  
x
1973
Tim Berryman
LB
Ottawa Gee-Gees (CIS) Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Ottawa Roughriders (CFL)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Ian Hamer
LB/K
Burlington Braves (CJFL)  
x
1972
Doug Munro
Western Mustangs (CIS)  
x
1971
Raold Serebrin
QB
Queen's Golden Gaels (CIS)  
Rick Maffey
RB
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
x
1970          
x
1969
Larry Wilson
LB
Youngstown State Penguins (NCAA)  
John Rosebaum
RB
Western Michigan Broncos (NCAA)
Conrad Grabousky
DL
Eastern Michigan Eagles (NCAA)
Larry Irish
OL
Burlington Braves (CJFL)
x
1968          
x
1967          
x
1966
Gary Jeffries
DB
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)  
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
John Skinner
RB
Laurier GoldenHawks (CIS)
Alberta Bears (CIS)
Rick Bryant
LB
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Peter Ribbins
LB
East Carolina Pirates (NCAA) Winnipeg BlueBombers (CFL)
Ottawa Gee-Gees (CIS) Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Burlington Braves (CJFL)  
x
1965
Ted Rimmer
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)  
Andy Toth
Guelph Gryphons (CIS)
John McKillop
P/K
Western Mustangs (CIS) Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
x
1964
Tom Richardson
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)  
Bob Craig
Laurier Golden Hawks (CIS)
Derek Duvall
P/K
Western Mustangs (CIS) B.C. Lions (CFL)
x
1963          
x
1962          
x
1961 Doug Myers   Springfield College Pride (NCAA)  
x
1960          
x
1959          
x
 

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