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Former Roadrunner selected fourth overall in CFL Global Draft

TORONTO — Former UTSA linebacker Les Maruo on Thursday was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with the fourth overall pick in the Canadian Football League's 2021 Global Draft.

Maruo, who was born in Yokkaichi, Japan, was the first linebacker and second defensive player overall taken in the draft, which is in its first year of existence. Following his college career with the Roadrunners, he spent the past two years playing for the Asahi Soft Drink Challengers of Japan's X League before taking part in a virtual combine to prep for the CFL Global Draft.