Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Former Huskies among CFL leaders

The Canadian Football League just completed its regular season and a quick look at the final regular-season numbers shows two former UConn stars ranking in the top five.

Larry Taylor, in his second season with Calgary, finished fourth in the league with 1,583 combined return yards while Jordan Younger, who is in his eighth season with Toronto and ninth season overall, is tied for second with five interceptions.

Taylor returned 44 punts for 484 yards, had 900 yards on 44 kickoff returns and he brought back four missed field goals for an additional 199 yards with 125 coming on one spectacular return.

Both Taylor and Younger have helped their teams in the playoffs and both will be in action on Sunday as Toronto plays Edmonton at 1 p.m. with Calgary meeting Saskatchewan at 4:30 p.m.

It should be noted that there are four former UConn players in the CFL and all four are on playoff teams (of course six of the eight CFL teams qualify for the players).

Julius Williams is a defensive end who has two sacks for Edmonton while Martin Bedard is a long snapper or Montreal which received a bye into the semifinals.

It is worth mentioning that Kory Sheets, who committed to UConn but never played for the Huskies, finished as the second-leading rusher as he had 1,277 yards for Saskatechewan.

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