Myles Gibbon |
Over four years after graduating from the Vanier Cheetahs with a Bol d’or ring and a bunch of all-time passing records, Myles Gibbon is back on Canadian soil trying to break into the CFL. The 6’3’’ and 210lbs quarterback had a great experience in the NCAA, With his selection by the South Alabama Jaguars, Gibbon became the first Canadian QB ever to be picked in his 1st year by a Division 1A American University.
He then announced that he would come back to Canada to play CIS football. With two years of eligibility left, Gibbon interested a lot of teams. But he finally chose the York Lions, where he’s currently playing. At the team's awards evening in February 2013, Myles won the Lions' Offensive MVP Award. In eight games last year, he accounted for 2,449 yards of offence and 11 touchdowns. He finished third in the OUA with 1,992 passing yards, completing 129 of 240 passes (54%), and threw for nine touchdowns, while also adding 457 rushing yards and another two TDs on the ground.
It was just announced today that Myles was invited to the 2013 Canadian Football League (CFL) Combine in the position of quarterback. See link. Other star Vanier quarterbacks such as Jabari Arthur and more recently, Liam Mahoney have gone on to play in the CFL, but never as quarterbacks. The three-day evaluation camp gives general managers, coaches and scouts a chance to test, interview and evaluate prospects for the 2013 CFL Canadian Draft which will be held on Monday, May 6. Players are put through a series of speed and strength tests, as well as football drills and interviews with the teams. The combine will take place at Varsity Centre at the University of Toronto March 22-24, 2013. We're pulling for you, Myles!