BYU's Jadon Wagner was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 6th round over the weekend. As reported last week, Wagner chose to forgo his senior season and opt for the CFL draft.3 comments on this story
It was projected that Wagner would compete for one of the starting outside linebacker spots for the Cougars this season. Last year he contributed 37 tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss and started nine games.
This will be his second stint in the Canadian professional football ranks, as he played with the Calgary Colts in 2003 of the CJFL immediately after high school. He led the league in tackles his year there and was nominated as rookie of the year.
Following his year with the Colts, he played a season for the Okanagan Sun before opting to serve a two-year LDS Church mission to Denver, Colo. Wagner is the younger brother of former Cougar linebacker Aaron Wagner.
For more information about the draft and Wagner's future plans, visit http://universe.byu.edu/node/15859