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WELCOME TO CFL OPENING NIGHT 2015!

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The College World Series ended last night, which means the long trod to college football season is upon us. BUT DON'T DESPAIR! Our neighbors to the north have sensed our need for Oblong Spheroid Gridiron Action and sent us the joy and wonderment that is Canadian Football. With a new ESPN TV deal in hand, it's easier than ever to follow everyone's favorite football-like substance. Tonight's season opener of Ottawa at Montreal will be live on ESPN2 at 6:30pm with 19 more games planned for ESPN2 and 69 more games carried live on the ESPN3 service.

(look, it's either this or I start watching MLS. And I don't think any of us wants that)

Here's a list of the former SEC and Louisiana college football players on the opening week rosters of the CFL. 34 players from the SEC are on the rosters this year. Hamilton has the most with 9, including former LSU players Drake Nevis, Terrence Toliver, and CFL Iron Man and World's Smartest Canadian Pete Dyakowski.

BC Lions

68 Player, T-Dre OG National 6.06 275 1992-02-04

Northwestern State

86 Taylor, Courtney SB International 6.01 205 1984-04-07 Auburn
29 Clarke, Steven DB International 5.10 195 1991-04-19 Vanderbilt

Edmonton Eskimos

15 Belue, Deion DB International 5.11 183 1991-09-03 Alabama
32 Lawrence, Kendial RB/KR International 5.09 195 1991-04-13 Missouri
67 Batiste, D'Anthony OL International 6.04 314 1982-03-29 Louisiana-Lafayette
91 Howard, Marcus DE International 6.01 245 1985-10-12 Georgia

Calgary Stampeders

3 Fuller, Jeff WR International 6.04 217 1990-04-20 Texas A&M
8 Bennett, Fred DB International 6.01 192 1983-12-31 South Carolina
12 Simpson, Juwan LB International 6.03 234 1984-07-08 Alabama
31 Simmons, Jasper LB International 6.01 223 1989-08-20 Missouri
67 Williams, Garry OL International 6.03 315 1986-08-20 Kentucky
91 Evans, DeQuin DL International 6.03 264 1987-05-17 Kentucky
93 Johnson, Micah DL International 6.02 276 1988-06-22 Kentucky

Saskatchewan Roughriders

1 Green, Marshay DB International 5.10 183 1986-01-14 Mississippi
35 Brown, Weldon DB International 5.10 185 1987-05-12 Louisiana Tech

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

4 Adams, Darvin WR International 6.02 185 1990-01-05 Auburn
7 Washington, Demond DB International 5.09 180 1987-09-30 Auburn

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

13 Brassell, Nick DB International 6.02 172 1993-01-06 Mississippi
25 Holley, Ray RB International 5'9 200 1990-06-14 Louisiana Tech
36 Bryant, Serderius LB International 5'9 220 1991-12-31 Mississippi
67 Dyakowski, Peter OL National 6.05 325 1984-04-19 Louisiana State University
80 Toliver, Terrence WR International 6.05 203 1988-05-07 Louisiana State University
91 Nevis, Drake DT International 6'2 285 1989-08-08 Louisiana State University
97 Laurent, Ted DT National 6.01 303 1988-01-01 Mississippi
8 Masoli, Jeremiah QB International 5.10 221 1988-08-24 Mississippi
40 Norwood, Eric DE International 6.01 252 1988-05-21 South Carolina
94 Coleman, Antonio DE International 6.01 254 1986-09-01 Auburn

*Note: The following players are on Hamilton's practice squad*

29 Ford , Michael RB International 5'10 216 2015-05-27 Louisiana State
37 Felder, Bobby DB International 6'0 200 1990-09-23 Nicholls State
71 Ellefsen, Everett DL International 6'3 233 2015-07-22 McNeese State

Toronto Argonauts

20 Josey, Henry RB International 5.09 186 1991-09-25 Missouri
26 Smith, Branden DB International 5.10 166 1989-12-19 Georgia
28 Isaac, Brandon LB International 6.03 203 1984-12-11 South Carolina
61 King, Jarriel OL International 6.06 298 1987-02-27 South Carolina
81 Gurley, Tori WR International 6.04 230 1987-11-22 South Carolina
85 Spencer, Diontae WR International 5.08 163 1992-03-19 McNeese State

Ottawa REDBLACKS (yes, it's all-caps on purpose)

75 Williams, Jonathan DL International 6.02 282 1985-11-22 South Carolina

Montreal Alouettes

2 Stamps, Fred SB International 6.00 188 1981-12-10 Louisiana-Lafayette
18 Crompton, Jonathan QB International 6.04 225 1987-07-25 Tennessee
23 Hefney, Jonathan CB International 5.09 189 1985-02-27 Tennessee
72 Kitchens, Darrin LB International 6.02 229 1992-11-02 Florida
95 Irvin, Corvey DT International 6.02 295 1985-05-03 Georgia
34 Hebert, Kyries LB International 6.03 222 1980-10-09 Louisiana-Lafayette