Two more members of the Okanagan Sun’s 2015 BCFC championship team are moving on to university football.
Linebacker Layne Hull has signed a CIS letter of intent with the University of Regina Rams, while running back Kory Ngata plans to play next season with the UBC Thunderbirds.
In Regina, Hull will join Sun teammates Cord Delinte and Thomas Huber who signed with the Rams following the Canadian Bowl.
A native of Yorkton, Sask., Hull was named the Canadian Bowl’s outstanding defensive player, despite the Sun’s 38-24 loss to Saskatoon.
He made two tackles, three assists, blocked a punt, recovering it for a 30 yard touchdown and intercepted a pass.
During the regular season Hull made 14 tackles, seven assists and had 3.5 sacks.
Meanwhile, Nagata becomes the first Sun player in recent memory to sign a letter of intent with the defending Vanier Cup champion UBC Thunderbirds.
The Richmond native, who spent two seasons with the Sun, played in only a handful of games in 2015 due to an injury. Nagata rushed 25 times for 243 yards, averaging 9.7 yards a carry and scored two touchdowns.
In his two seasons with the Sun, Nagata rushed 74 times for 662 yards, scored seven touchdowns and averaged nine yards a carry.
Also headed to the Canada West conference next season is quarterback Josiah Joseph who announced in December he’d be joining the Calgary Dinos.
In all, including graduating members, 16 players from the 2015 Cullen Cup champs won’t be returning to the Sun next season.