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Guelph native Tommy Nield and Gryphon Alain Cimankinda taken in CFL draft

Both chosen in the fourth round
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Guelph native and McMaster Marauders receiver Tommy Nield in action against the Guelph Gryphons at Alumni Field. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday file photo

Guelph native Tommy Nield and Guelph Gryphon Alain Cimankinda were both chosen in the Canadian Football League draft on Tuesday.

Nield, 22, a six-foot-three, 215-pound wide receiver, was chosen in the fourth round, 30th overall, by the Toronto Argonauts. In the 2019 regular season Nield had 48 catches for 688 yards and four touchdowns.

There was no season in 2020.

Cimankinda, 25, a six-foot-one, 245-pound defensive lineman, was taken in the fourth round, 35th overall, by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 2019 Cimankinda had 7.5 sacks and 21 tackles.

First overall pick in the six-round draft was Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Jake Burt, who went to the Hamilton Tiger Cats.