Jack Cassar

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Jack Cassar
No. 45     Toronto Argonauts
45, Jack Cassar, Oct 6, 2021.jpg
Cassar with the Argonauts in 2021.
Born: (1997-01-19) January 19, 1997 (age 26)
Mississauga, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Linebacker
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
UniversityCarleton
High schoolCanada Prep Academy
Lorne Park Secondary
CFL Draft2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2021–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
HonoursFirst Team All-Canadian
(2019)
Career stats

Jack Cassar (born January 19, 1997) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career[edit]

Cassar played U Sports football for the Carleton Ravens from 2016 to 2019.[1][2] He played in 31 regular season games where he had 153.5 tackles, eight sacks, and one interception.[2] He was named a U Sports First Team All-Canadian and the OUA Stand-up Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 as he played in seven games where he had 44 tackles, four sacks, seven tackles for a loss, and one fumble recovery.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Cassar was drafted in the second round, 11th overall, in the 2020 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts, but did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.[4] He then signed with the team on March 25, 2021.[4] Cassar made the team following training camp and played in his first career professional game on August 7, 2021, against the Calgary Stampeders.[5] However, he suffered a hip injury in that game and was placed on the team's six-game injured list.[6] He returned to play on October 6, 2021, against the Ottawa Redblacks, where he earned his first professional start at middle linebacker, in just his second professional game.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Cassar first played gridiron football in Dubai where he attended school from grade 5 to grade 8.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carleton's Trevor Hoyte, Alain Cimankinda selected in CFL draft". The Charlatan. May 22, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Trevor Hoyte". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved November 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Cassar takes home Oustanding Stand-up Defensive Player award". Carleton Ravens. November 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Argos sign 11th overall pick Cassar". Toronto Argonauts. March 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Former Ravens Cassar and Hoyte make CFL debut for Argos". Carleton Ravens. August 13, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Zicarelli, Frank (October 5, 2021). "Argos rookie Cassar 'ready to fly around' in home debut". Toronto Sun.
  7. ^ Baines, Tim (May 11, 2020). "JUST LIKE MIKE? Comparison to O'Shea aside, Jack Cassar looking to make CFL impact". Ottawa Sun.

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