Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two ex-ASU players picked in CFL Draft

- —Eli Lederman

Former Arkansas State University punter Cody Grace and linebacker Aaron Donkor were selected by the Calgary Stampeders in Thursday’s Canadian Football League Global Draft.

Grace — the native of Perth, Austrailia — was selected with the No. 7 overall pick. He punted 178 times across three seasons with the Red Wolves from 2017-19. Grace was twice named a semifinali­st for the Ray Guy award — given annually to the nation’s top punter — and earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors in his final season with the Red Wolves.

The Stampeders secured another Red Wolf in the third round, selecting Donkor with the No. 21 overall pick. The linebacker from Aachen, Germany, spent one season in Jonesboro in 2019, when he recorded 25 tackles. Donkor later participat­ed in the NFL Internatio­nal Player Pathway Program.

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