Former Sun defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy will display his skills for CFL scouts this weekend in Toronto.

Ex-Sun Van Nistelrooy to CFL Combine

Kelowna News: All-star defensive back invited to Toronto for a closer look from pro football teams

Former Okanagan Sun standout Brennan Van Nistelrooy will be auditioning his talents for pro scouts this weekend at the 2016 CFL Combine in Toronto.

The 22-year-old defensive back from Lethbridge, AB earned a spot at the showcase of prospective pro players thanks to his performance at the regional combine on Monday in Edmonton.

The Sun’s co-MVP from the 2015 BCFC season was the best in the three-cone drill among all 41 players invited with an impressive time of 6.95 seconds.

Van Nistelrooy’s other results at the regional combine were:

• 40 yard dash – 7.43

• Bench – 13

• Vertical – 35

• Broad jump – 9-9.5

• Shuffle – 4.21

The Sun’s other co-MVP, Kyle Kawamoto, also had a strong combine and posted the following results:

• 40 yard dash – 4.67

• Bench – 15

• Vertical – 38

• Broad jump – 10-1.25

• Shuffle – 4.00

• 3-Cone – 7.00

Van Nistelrooy is vying to become the second Sun player in as many years to attend the CFL Combine, then be chosen in the CFL draft.

Former Sun safety Dexter Janke was selected last year by the Calgary Stampeders.



Just Posted

Glenrosa residents asked to secure garbage

WildSafeB.C. issues warning about bears

UPDATE: Car engulfed in flames in Winfield

Firefighters were able to extinguish the burning car quickly

Kelowna boat retailers worry about tit-for-tat tariffs by U.S. and Canada

A 10 per cent tariff on new boats coming into Canada is prompting big cuts to boat orders

Used needle falls from sky in Vernon

A Vernon resident said a syringe fell out of the sky and landed at his feet

Lake Country Parents disturbed by song lyrics

The name of the song by a local musician is ‘Amber Alert’

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Vancouver’s Sedin brothers share King Clancy Award for humanitarian efforts

Unfiltered: IPAs explained with Cannery Brewing brewmaster

Checking out the new IPA created by Penticton brewery Cannery Brewing Company

Man gets 2 years in prison for assault on Okanagan Correctional officer

Union rep said inmate sucker punched correctional officer, continued assault after officer fell

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

B.C. woman graduates high school at age 92

Nanaimo’s Joan Deebank the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as ministry can confirm

B.C. Appeal Court rules lottery winner must be paid back $600,000 loan

Enone Rosas won $4.1 million in a lottery in 2007 and loaned a portion to a friend

Liquor review finds issues with B.C. wholesale monopoly

Report calls for ‘conflict of interest’ in system to be fixed

VIDEO: Vernon-area students read for rank

RCMP visited JW Inglis on Wednesday as part of the Read with Me and the RCMP program.

Most Read