Oakville’s Rourke to start working out for NFL teams


Published November 15, 2022 at 2:31 pm

Oakville native Nathan Rourke is leaving the CFL and has inked a deal to quarterback the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. CFL.CA PHOTO

Oakville native and B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke is drawing interest from NFL teams.

The star CFL pivot is slated to begin working out for NFL teams next week, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rourke’s CFL season ended last Sunday when his Lions were eliminated in the West final by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The 24-year-old led the CFL in passer rating this season with a record 78.7 per cent completion rate, throwing for 3,349 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

He also rushed for 304 yards and seven touchdowns.

The six-foot-two, 210-pound quarterback dominated in the first half of the schedule before suffering foot injury in August.

He would undergo foot surgery that kept him out of action until the regular season finale.

The first-year starter, who led B.C. over the Calgary Stampeders in the West semi-final, played his college football at Ohio University.

Rourke is the West Division finalist for the Most Outstanding Canadian. The CFL awards will be handed out this Thursday (Nov. 17).


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