Bishop's tailback Jamall Lee is once again breaking some new ground for Canadian university footballers.
Lee is the first CIS player selected to play in the Texas vs. the Nation post-season all-star game in El Paso (Jan. 31, 3 p.m. ET, CSTV, which is available on most digital packages, you might have a free trial depending on your carrier).
Some pretty good players have played in the game, including two players on the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl roster, tailback Tim Hightower and guard Brandon Keith. It's sort of a game for unplucked gems, with a heavy concentration of players from FCS (formerly Division 1-AA) and Divison 2 schools who are looking to be either a late-round NFL pick or an free-agent invitee to training camp.
Lee should have a good showing there. Considering that the NFL is really starting to look to the Québec conference, with Sam Giguère out of Sherbrooke on the Indianapolis Colts practice roster and safety Sébastien Sejean from Laval working out with the St. Louis Rams. Giguere's competition for a roster spot in Indianapolis includes wideout Pierre Garcon, a Division 3 player who had a punt-return touchdown in the Texas vs. the Nation game. It can help a player's stock.