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Three Gryphons selected in CFL draft

GUELPH — Three members of the Guelph Gryphons were selected in the Canadian Football League draft Tuesday night.

It marks the most number of Gryphons taken in a single draft since 1995, when four were chosen.

Leading the way was defensive end Cam Walker, who was taken in the third round, 21{+s}t overall, by the Toronto Argonauts.

Receiver Alex Charette went in the fourth round, 36th overall, to the Montreal Allouettes.

Running back Dan MacDonald, whose specialty is long snapping, was taken in the seventh round, 56th overall, by the Argonauts.

Walker is a 6-foot-4, 245-pound London native who recorded 50.5 tackles and seven sacks last season. In addition to playing defensive end, he previously played outside linebacker and has excelled on special teams. He was named OUA special teams player of the year in 2012.

Over his Gryphon career Walker has totaled 117.5 tackles, 26 of them for losses, recorded 14.5 sacks and forced four fumbles.

Charette, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of St. Catharines, led the Gryphons with 49 catches and six touchdown catches in 2014.

MacDonald, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound Burlington native, will be battling former Gryphon Jake Reinhart for the long snapper job with the Argos.

All three Gryphons are expected to attend CFL training camps in June and all have one more season of university football eligibility remaining.

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