Regina Rams quarterback Noah Picton showed scouts from all 9 CFL teams why he was named the top player in Canadian university football last season on Saturday afternoon in Quebec City.
Picton, who is entering his draft year, was named MVP of the USports Canada East-West game as he threw two touchdown passes and ran in another as the West beat East 37-13.
Picton, who completed 15 of 20 passes for 228 yards, was obviously satisfied with his afternoon.
“It was good to cap off the week like that! With these all-star games, you never know how well you’re going to gel with your teammates or what the defense is going to throw at you. I thought that as a whole, our team executed on offense and defense and we just connected together at the right time,” said Picton, who also complimented his offensive line. “Our offensive line in Regina is good, but we had stars here. It sometimes felt like being in front of a brick wall!”
Picton wasn’t the only Ram to shine at the game as running back Atlee Simon carried the ball for 64 yards with linebacker Danny Nesbitt having an interception and a quarterback sack.
(With files from USports Canada)