Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Murray State Football Standout Gets Cut From CFL Team

The Edmonton Eskimos, a Canadian Football team, officially let go of Derrick Townsel on Sunday. Eskimos head coach, Kavis Reed, told the Edmonton Sun that he had high expectations for Townsel, but "things just didn't work out." The Eskimos brought in a lot of talent at the Wide-out position and due to a league mandate stating that their can not be more than 65 players on a roster, Edmonton is being forced to send some of their players home.

Townsel graduated from Murray State in 2010 as a standout wide receiver and kick-returner. He went undrafted but was then picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 before being waived a few days later. After which, he was picked up by the Houston Texas where he stayed on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in December of 2010. Townsel became a member of the Edmonton Eskimos after signing with them this past January. Unfortunately, his career with them was short lived.

Derrick is keeping his head up though. He tweeted this yesterday

"With God, amazing family, and friends....setbacks just don't seem as difficult. Disappointments = Obstacles to a bigger blessing"
I would be surprised if Derrick Townsel's football playing days are through, the guy has talent. Just check out his highlight reel from Murray State.


  1. Nice highlight reel, wished they would've beaten UL

  2. Yea me too but I believe that was the same year Woodson hooked up with Johnson on the game winning 63 yard TD pass to win the game.

  3. Yea it was but I just looked up the score MSU lost 73-10