Ex-Sun players go in CFL draft

Four former Okanagan Sun players were chosen Sunday in the 2011 Canadian Football League draft.

Receiver Nate Coehoorn, who played with the Sun in 2006, was selected fifth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos.

During his only season in the BCFC, Coehoorn caught 22 passes for 699 yards, 11 touchdowns and had an average of 31.8 yards a catch.  He was also named a BCFC all-star.

Coehoorn went on to play four seasons in the CIS with the University of Calgary Dinosaurs.

In the fourth round, the Montreal Alouettes selected Calgary Dinosaurs offensive lineman Reed Alexander.

Alexander played with the Okanagan Sun in 2005 and 2006.

Tyrell Francisco, who played two seasons with the Sun in 2005 and 2006, was chosen in the fifth round of the draft, 36th overall by the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Francisco was a jack-of-all trades for the Sun serving as a kicker, receiver and along the defensive line.

Francisco has been a member of the Weber State Wildcats since 2007 where he played tight end.

In 2010, the Rutland grad missed all of his senior year due to a tormn Achilles heel suffered in training camp.

As a junior in 2009, he had 12 catches for 131 yards and three touchdowns.

In the sixth round, the Ti-Cats took Jadon Wagner 44th overall. Wagner played with the Sun in 2003.


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