Former Sooner is #1 Overall Pick in CFL Draft

The 2015 CFL draft was a proud day for the Ottawa Sooners' organization.  Former Sooner Alex Mateas was the number one overall pick, selected by his hometown Ottawa Redblacks.  The 6-foot-4, 310-lb centre was a captain at the University of Connecticut and ranked third by CFL Scouting.  He signed a 3 year contract with the CFL club.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I’m home and I have the opportunity to play football,” Mateas told the Ottawa Sun.  “I just want to contribute to the team any way I can, whether it’s centre ... or guard.

"I coached Alex at Myers Riders Bantam and Varsity," said Sooners' head coach John Buck.  "I can safely tell you that, at that time, I didn't envision him going first overall in the CFL draft.  Nobody would have. This is a real tribute to his dedication and work ethic. It's a great message to our young guys with the Sooners.  It can be done."

Former Sooners linebacker Ron Omara was also selected in the draft, going 29th overall to Hamilton.

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