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Rams' Daley off to rookie camp with Lions

Langley Rams offensive lineman Anthony Daley blocks Westshore Rebels
Langley Rams offensive lineman Anthony Daley blocks Westshore Rebels' Suhail Mathew during a BCFC game at McLeod Athletic Park last season. Daley has been invited to the B.C. Lions rookie camp May 26 to 30 in Kamloops.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times file photo

A key member of the Langley Rams offensive line has earned an invite to the B.C. Lions rookie camp later this month.

Anthony Daley will take part in the camp in Kamloops from May 26 to 30.

The six-foot-three, 279-pound centre was added to the Lions' practice roster as a territorial exempt junior last July. This allowed him to practice with the Canadian Football League club while practising and playing for the Rams.

The 20-year-old from Winnipeg still has two years of junior football eligibility remaining and in 2013 earned all-Canadian honours.

He has also won the B.C. Football Conference's top offensive lineman award for two consecutive seasons.

The Rams are holding their spring camp May 23 to 25 at McLeod Athletic Park.

The team's main camp begins July 2 and they open the season at home on July 26 against the VI (Vancouver Island) Raiders in a rematch of the 2013 Cullen Cup BCFC championship game.

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Two former members of the Rams were also in the news after getting selected in the CFL draft on May 13.

The Toronto Argonauts picked Surrey's Jas Dhillon in the third round (21st overall).

The 25-year-old played for the Rams from 2007 to 2009 and then for the University of Regina Rams in 2010. Dhillon returned to junior football with Langley in 2011 before playing last season for the UBC Thunderbirds.

Until 2013, Dhillon played on the defensive line before UBC switched him to the offensive line.

And the Montreal Alouettes selected former Rams kicker Nick Boyd in the fifth round (43rd overall) out of the University of Manitoba.

The 25-year-old was second in the Canada West conference in punting last season with a 42.0 average and hit nine of his 13 field goal attempts.

The North Vancouver native played for the Rams in 2009 and 2010 before joining the Manitoba Bisons program.

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