CFL hopefuls chasing the dream

Matthew Sewell prepares for the bench press portion off the CFL Combine workouts held at the Park...

Matthew Sewell prepares for the bench press portion off the CFL Combine workouts held at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday March 23, 2013. ERNEST DOROSZUK/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

They are the forgotten ones who carry chips on their shoulders.

They have either fallen off the radar or simply won’t give up on the dream of playing pro football.

On Friday afternoon, about 100 of them gathered under the bubble at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium for the fourth annual National Invitational Combine and did all they could to impress the league’s general managers and coaches. It’s an event co-ordinated in part by TSN football analyst Duane Forde, who felt more non-import prospects needed to be seen by scouts.


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