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50-and-over tours Pebble Beac
With the 2015 CFL Combine (Mar. 27-29) and CFL Draft (TBA) approaching on the offseason calendar, profiles some of the prospects who could be taken this spring. When you read the bio on 67 UNLV offensive lineman Brett Boyko, it might surprise you to learn that the Saskatoon native sometimes played quarterback in high school - and received encouragement from a CFL Hall of Fame quarterback while doing so. I met him in Saskatoon when he was just in high school, TSN CFL analyst Matt Dunigan mentioned this week. I was involved with Glen Suitor and his football camp and established a relationship with (his mother) Pat and Brett. I encouraged him to continue to play QB because he had all the tools, and if he did not continue to develop those skills, the position would pass him by. I like Matt a lot, hes a great guy, Boyko told TSN from Florida. I had a blast meeting him. He was actually one of the reasons why I started playing quarterback in high school. Hes a great dude. After playing two years on the defensive line, Boyko played quarterback for his varsity high school team in his last year. It was an experience he remembers fondly. It was awesome playing quarterback and having the ball in my hands and having that much control, Boyko said. I told him he would always be 67 and large so he could use that to his advantage in another position if QB did not work out, added Dunigan. QB would not be in Boykos future but he did make the most of his size. After high school he received offers to join Washington State and UNLV. He chose the Runnin Rebels who wanted him to be an offensive lineman on the left side. It took a bit of time to adjust to the new position. When I came in first year I could barely pass set. I struggled to go backwards and remain strong, Boyko explained. (I) didnt really understand the concepts of defence. Had some trouble learning the playbook, just understanding what an offensive lineman really looks for and how they kind of manage the game for themselves. With time, Boyko developed into one of the best offensive linemen in the Mountain West Conference. He was named a conference all-star at left tackle a couple of times and is currently the No. 1 ranked CFL prospect in the 2015 CFL Draft. As I progressed I kept learning more, you watched film and you had the opportunity to break down yourself as well as other people, Boyko said. I always enjoyed watching NFL tackles and seeing what they do and how they play and (I) try and mimic what they do on the field. Theres still lots I need to work on but Im continuing to do so. While it wasnt the quarterback position, playing left tackle has its share of responsibility that appealed to Boyko. As an athlete and a competitor you want to have some responsibility. Being a quarterback you have the responsibility to organize everything so playing left tackle I enjoyed the aspect of protecting the quarterbacks blind side, Boyko mentioned. I put a lot pressure on myself to get the job done and I enjoyed that. You know youre going against some of the best pass rushers on every team that you play and it was a fun competition. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Boykos boyhood dream was to play for the Roughriders. Being ranked No. 1 by the CFLs scouting bureau is something he respects and makes him proud. There was a time I didnt know what the NFL was, Boyko explained. I was a CFL fan obviously and because of that theres kind of an extra excitement because that was the initial goal. Before I found out what the NFL was, the initial goal was to play in the CFL and to be ranked like that is an honour. With his success at UNLV, Boyko has the NFLs attention. An elbow injury in his final game this season kept him out of the recent NCAA Shrine Game but he has accepted an invitation to the NFL Combine where he hopes to showcase himself to scouts. Some publications have Boyko being selected in the later rounds of the NFL Draft or receiving a free agent invite. Even though hes not likely to end up in the CFL anytime soon, Boyko has a fan in Matt Dunigan. I have kept in touch with the family over the years and have watched very closely the development of Brett as a football player at UNLV and as a young man, Dunigan told us. (Hes a) tremendous kid with a ton of talent and desire to utilize his skills to play the game of football. Hes persevered through plenty of adversity while playing for the Rebels and proved to be a warrior, showing the tough Saskatoon and Saskatchewan mentality all the while. Im proud to know Brett and his wonderful family. Next week we will profile No. 3 ranked CFL Draft prospect Daryl Waud, a defensive tackle from Western University. Air Max 2008 Sale . Green-Ellis was Cincinnatis leading rusher each of the last two seasons. His role was reduced last year when Giovani Bernard was added to the backfield. Green-Ellis ran for 756 yards and a career-low 3. Air Max Deluxe Sale . The game had many controversial incidents that, upon closer inspection, were not as controversial as many believed. The Formations Toronto FC lined up in its usual 4-4-2 formation, with Nick Hagglund slotting in at right fullback and Bradley Orr at centreback in place of the injured Mark Bloom and Steven Caldwell, respectively. The Blue Jackets play Thursday night at New Jersey in their first game after the NHLs Olympic hiatus. A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Gaborik has represented his country at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics but was unable to play in Sochi because of his injury. Nike Just Do It Shoes Sale . 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell while figuring out which players can make the biggest difference and hold the greatest value. Air Jordan 10 Sale . In a pregame tribute commemorating his final contest at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Helton caught the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter with his wife, younger daughter and good friend Peyton Manning watching from the field.NAPLES, Fla. -- Even though he has beaten Bernhard Langer twice down the stretch for Champions Tour titles, Kirk Triplett isnt ready to say hes the German stars nemesis. "No," Triplett said. "Were just going to say the sample size is still very small." The 51-year-old Triplett won the ACE Group Classic on Sunday for his third Champions Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. Triplett shot a 6-under 66 to finish at 16-under 200 on TwinEagles Talon Course. He won the 50-and-over tours Pebble Beach event the last two years after winning three times on the PGA Tour. "Ive never won out here on this side of the world," Triplett said. "Im a West Coast guy through and through, so to win on this Bermuda grass is, I think, a little bit of a minor miracle for me." Langer, the defending champion, Duffy Waldorf and Olin Browne tied for second. Playing in the final threesome, Triplett, Langer and Waldorf were tied for the lead with a hole to play. In Tripletts last win at Pebble Beach, he also was paired with Langer, who has owned this event the last three years, winning in 2011 and 2013 and finishing second behind Kenny Perry in 2012. "Hes awesome to play with," Triplett said. "Im telling you, you know the guy, hes such a great competitor and hes such a nice man. We were joking last week, If you shot one shot worse than Bernhhard every day all year, what would you finish on the money list? Somebody goes, Second, right? because it just feels that way sometimes.dddddddddddd." On the par-4 18th, Waldorf drove into a bunker and wound up with a bogey for a 66. "I hit a bad drive," he said. "So I mean, it was a bad drive. The pin was in a tough spot. I laid up fine, but I spun my wedge a lot and just didnt -- I didnt hit it close enough to have a chance for par." Admittedly using the wrong club, Langers second shot sailed left, and his 12-footer for par curled around the cup for bogey and a 67. Tripletts second shot from a divot landed about 25 feet from the pin. His birdie putt went past the hole and he made the 6-footer for the victory. "You want to make birdies but you dont want to make bogeys and youre thinking to yourself, 4s not going to lose this probably, " Triplett said. "I mean, it might. If it does, if it loses the 18th hole, you look the guy in the eye, shake his hand and say, Well done, sir. "It wasnt the best (putt) I made all day, but it was good enough." Langer has finished in the top 10 in 40 of the last 48 tournaments hes played in. The German star won the season-opening event in Hawaii last month for his 19th Champions Tour title. Waldorf, coming off a playoff loss to Michael Allen last week in Boca Raton in the Allianz Championship, almost holed out on the par-3 16th. ' ' '

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