Lee breaks record at CFL evaluation camp
3/9/2009 1:57:48 PM
The CFL's evaluation camp came to a close on Sunday with several record-setting performances, but it was Jamall Lee of Bishop's University who stole the show.
Lee ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds, a time that was .02 faster than the 2004 record set by Jean-Fredrick Tremblay of Laval. Lee also set a verticle-jump record of 44 inches, which surpassed last year's 42-inch leap by Samuel Giguere.
The son of former CFL running back Orville Lee came into the weekend rated number two by the CFL Scouting Bureau.
"It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice and it just feels great to do well in front of such a big crowd at such an important time," said Lee in a press release.
With his record-setting performances, Lee set himself apart from amongst the 50 Canadian prospects on hand to test their skills in front of CFL management and coaches. Player interviews were also part of the weekend.
"Each team has the ability to select 20 of the 50 players here to interview them personally," said Hamilton Tiger-Cats general manager Bob O'Billovich in a statement. "This allows us to get a pretty good feel about the players who are here. It's important because it gives us a good heads up that helps get the process started for the Draft."
The CFL's Canadian draft takes place on May 2, where Hamilton will have the first selection.