Earlier this week, former BYU quarterback Max Hall announced that he had signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.



Many former BYU players have spent time in the CFL ranks. Some have gone on to have productive careers in Canada, others have made the jump from the CFL to the NFL.



Between 1993 and 1995, the CFL attempted to expand into the United States, providing more opportunities for college players seeking to go pro.



Here is a list of former BYU players who had had stints in the CFL.

Harland Ah You

Calgary Stampeders
1998

The son of former CFL and NFL player Junior Ah You, his only season in the CFL was in 1998 with the Calgary Stampeders. His father played 10 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after graduating from Arizona State.

Larry Anderson

Calgary Stampeders
1961-67

Anderson was a guard with Calgary for seven seasons, appearing 32 games. He had four fumble recoveries, including one for 40 yards in his final season.

Tyler Anderson

Las Vegas Posse
1994

During the 1994 and 1995, the CFL attempted to expand into the United States. Anderson played one season for the now-defunct Las Vegas Posse, appearing in one game.

Lou Andrus

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1970-71

After playing the 1967 season with the Denver Broncos in the NFL, Andrus played two seasons in the CFL with Winnipeg, appearing in 13 games.

Ben Archibald

Calgary Stampeders, BC Lions
2008-Present

After playing briefly with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and Amsterdam Admirals, Archibald joined the Calgary Stampeders. He was named CFL's most outstanding offensive lineman in 2010. In 2011 he joined the BC Lions.

Dave Barrus

BC Lions
1960

Barrus played one season in the CFL with the BC Lions.

Phil Brady

Montreal Alouettes
1966-68

Cahoon played 13 seasons in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes. He was an All-Star 10 seasons, and is the all-time leading receiver in Grey Cup history. He is currently the wide receivers coach for BYU.

Ben Cahoon

Montreal Alouettes
1998-2010

Cahoon played 13 seasons in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes. He was an All-Star 10 seasons, and is the all-time leading receiver in Grey Cup history. Cahoon was also a receivers coach for BYU.

Larry Carr

Calgary Stampeders
1975

After being named to the 1974 All-WAC team, Carr spent one season in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders.

Scott Collie

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1983-85

After playing briefly for the San Francisco 49ers, Collie spent three seasons in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Collie is the father of NFL player Austin Collie.

Lonnie Dennis

BC Lions
1960-68

Dennis played nine seasons in the CFL with the BC Lions. He was named to the CFL All-Star roster in 1963 and 1964, and was a part of the Lions Grey Cup victory in 1964.

Eric Drage

Toronto Argonauts
1994

Drage was the first BYU receiver to eclipse 3,000 yards, and he left BYU as the all-time leading receiver, a record that stood for 15 years until it was broken by Austin Collie. Drage played one season with the Toronto Argonauts and was the team's leading rookie receiver.

James Dye

Toronto Argonauts
1998

After playing college ball for both BYU and Utah State, Dye spent one season in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts.

Mo Elewonibi

BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1997-05

After playing two seasons apiece with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, Elewonibi played nine seasons in the NFL with the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Lloyd Fairbanks

Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes
1975-91

After being named to the 1974 All-WAC team, Fairbanks played 17 seasons in the CFL. He also made five All-Star rosters.

Kevin Feterik

Calgary Stampeders
2001-03

Feterik played three seasons in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders.

Alema Fitisemanu

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1991

Fitisemanu played one season in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Neal Fort

Baltimore Stallions, Montreal Alouettes
1994-2004

After playing a season with the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons, Fort played for the Baltimore Stallions for two seasons until they folded. He then played nine seasons with the Montreal Alouettes.

Eldon Fortie

Edmonton Eskimos
1963

Fortie played one season in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Kalin Hall

Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Las Vegas Posse
1994-95

Hall played two seasons in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Las Vegas Posse

Todd Hergert

Edmonton Eskimos
1994

Hergert played one seasons in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Max Huber

BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes
1968-77

Huber played 11 seasons in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos.

Craig Jensen

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1977

Jensen played one season in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Paul Linford

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1975

Lindford played one season in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

John McCorquindale

Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Roughriders
1978-83

McCorquindale played seven seasons in the CFL with the Saskatchwan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Omarr Morgan

Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders
2000-10

Morgan played 10 seasons in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos. He is a four-time CFL All-Star.

Shay Muirbrook

Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1999

After playing four years with BYU, Muirbrook spent one season in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Greg Peterson

Calgary Stampeders
1984-92

Peterson played nine seasons in the CFL all with the Calgary Stampeders. He was named to the CFL All-Star team in 1990, and won the Grey Cup with the Stampeders in 1992. He is the brother of former NHL player and coach Brent Peterson.

Steve Sarkisian

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1997-99

After playing three years in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Sarkisian went on to have a successful coaching career. He spent one year with the Oakland Raiders as the quarterbacks coach and seven non-consecutive seasons as an assistant at USC. He is currently the head coach of the Washington Huskies, a position he has held since 2009.

Roger Scales

Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts
1969-77

Scales spent 10 seasons in the CFL. He played four seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and six seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. During the Grey Cup in 1971, after a fumble in the third quarter, he was lateraled the ball and ran for a 33-yard touchdown.

Gary Shaw

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1977-78

After being named to the 1975 All-WAC team, Shaw was drafted in the NFL by the Rams but did not see playing any time. He spent two seasons in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Doug Spetch

Ottawa Rough Riders
1965-71

Spetch played seven seasons in the CFL with the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Rodney Thomas

Ottawa Rough Riders
1994

After spending four seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins, Thomas spent one season with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the CFL.

Peter Tuipulotu

Baltimore Stallions
1994-96

Tuipulotu spent one season in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers before making the jump to the CFL. He spent two seasons in the CFL with the short-lived American expansion team the Baltimore Stallions, winning the Grey Cup in 1995.

Morris Unutoa

Ottawa Renegades
2005

Unutoa spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then spent one season in the CFL with the Ottawa Renegades.

Pete Van Valkenburg

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1976

Van Valkenburg spent two seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills before joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL for one season.

Aaron Wagner

Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts
2007-09

Originally drafted by Toronto in 2005, Wagner decided to return to BYU. He joined Toronto for two seasons in 2006 and played two more seasons in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Jadon Wagner

Calgary Stampeders
2012 - present

Wagner was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011 but has his rights traded to the Calgary Stampeders.

Jamal Willis

BC Lions
1998

Willis spent two seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. He attended training camp with the Denver Broncos in 1997, and in 1998, Willis signed for one season with the BC Lions of the CFL.