York Lions make college draft selections

York Lions offensive lineman Anthony Forgione was selected in the fourth round, 28th overall, by the Calgary Stampeders in last week’s Canadian Football League (CFL) Canadian College Draft, while former York defensive lineman Frank Hoffmann was chosen 30th overall by the Toronto Argonauts.

Left: Anthony Forgione 

The 6’5″, 325-pound Forgione is a three-time Ontario University Athletics (OUA) All-Star. He has anchored York’s offensive line for the past three seasons and was an integral part of rookie running back Andre Durie’s OUA record breaking performance (single game rushing record, 349 yards) against the University of Ottawa on October 18, 2003. The Toronto native transferred from the NCAA’s Bowling Green State University in 2001.

Hoffmann, a transfer from Temple University of the NCAA, played the 2001 and 2002 seasons with York. The 6’4″ 265 pound Etobicoke native recorded 14 tackles, one assist and one quarterback sack in 2002.

To see the draft selections, visit the Sport York Web site.