Ben D’Aguilar is attracting attention south of the border.
The 6’2, 240-pound McMaster Marauder defensive lineman has been invited to NFL Super Regional Combine in Dallas, Texas, on April 7.
D’Aguilar, a Barton Secondary School grad, received the invite based on testing results he previously posted in an NFL Regional Combine in Florida.
“It’s champ to be invited to this Combine as it gives me a personal opportunity to prove that I have what it takes despite being Canadian and whatever misconceptions that may carry,” said D’Aguilar.
With the goal of putting in a great performance at the Super Combine, the Hamilton defensive star will be working on improving on certain areas.
“The biggest thing I’d like to do to prepare for the Combine is to run hills once the weather clears up,” explained D’Aguilar.
D’Aguilar has just completed his fourth season with the McMaster Marauders of the OUA. In October 2012, he set a CIS record for single season sacks as he amassed 12.5 sacks in eight games. He also registered 28 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a pass break-up. He was the top pass rusher on the Marauders defence.
For his exceptional play on the field, D’Aguilar was awarded the J.P. Metras Award as Lineman of the Year.
In 2011, he led the Marauders to a Vanier Cup victory. This past September, he was ranked fifth on the CFL’s list of the Top 15 Prospects for the league’s 2013 draft, which is set to take place on May 6. Moreover, D’Aguilar will participate in this upcoming weekend’s CFL Combine.
Previous to the Marauders, D’Aguilar spent a season at Fork Union Military Academy. Other teams that he has suited up for include the Hamilton Ironmen and his high school team, the Barton Barons of the Southern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (SOSSA).
The NFL Super Regional Combine will be on the NFL Network and NFL.com