New Westminster athlete taken in CFL draft

New Westminster's Tyler Digby was selected in the fourth round of the Canadian Football League college draft on Monday.

The 6-3, 250-pound junior tight end at Robert Morris University was drafted by the new as-yet-unnamed Ottawa franchise, which will begin playing in the CFL in the 2014 season.

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"I was just excited, humbled and everything. It was a pretty proud moment for sure," said Digby on a long-distance call from the Pittsburgh, Pensylvania campus.

Digby, who has one varsity letter in football and two in field lacrosse in NCAA Division I, will play his senior year at Robert Morris before weighing his sporting options.

In the CFL draft, Ottawa had the opportunity to draft four NCAA players with eligibility remaining. Next year, as a full-fledged member of the league, Ottawa will have the first pick in all rounds of the draft.

In February, Digby was also drafted in the first round, sixth overall, by the Burnaby Lakers in the Western Lacrosse Association junior entry draft.

Digby, a second team all-conference field lacrosse player this season at Robert Morris, expects to suit up with Burnaby when he returns to town at the end of May.

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