UB was shut out of the NFL draft this year but Buffalo offensive lineman Tomas Jack-Kurdyla was selected fourth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos last night when the CFL had their draft.
A Montreal native, Jack-Kurdyla became the highest drafted UB player in the history of the CFL.
He came to UB in 2016 and took next to no time at all getting on the field. Tomas played in 10 games, starting the last eight of the season. During span the UB offense improved from 293 yards per game to 394 yards per game .
Jack-Kurdyla started every game of his Sophomore season, and was named an CoSIDA Academic All-District, and Academic All-MAC team member.
During his junior year Tomas played in every game, and started nine as a right guard. 2018 was a year that the Bulls set school recorded for rushing yards (2,648) and touchdowns (36).
The record he helped set in 2018 lasted only a year as he and the line racked up more than 3,000 yards rushing during his senior season. The offensive line helped Jaret Patterson set a school single season record and produced a second 1,000 yard running back in Kevin Marks.
The CFL season typically begins in the late spring but due to the current pandemic all games have been postponed.