Eight Canadians making an impact in the NFL

Tyrone Crawford (Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons)

There are currently eight Canadians on rosters in the National Football League. They are Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Anthony Auclair of Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Quebec, Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen Christian Covington of Vancouver, British Columbia and Tyrone Crawford of Windsor, Ontario, Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of Montreal, Quebec, Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladouceur of Montreal, Quebec, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata of Winnipeg, Manitoba, New York Jets defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd of Ajax, Ontario and Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Brent Urban of Mississauga, Ontario.

So far in 2019, Onyemata has five tackles, Covington has four tackles and Crawford has one tackle and one sack. Crawford got his tackle and sack in a 31-21 Cowboys win over the Washington Redskins on September 15. Onyemata had three tackles in the Saints’ 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on September 15 and two tackles in the Saints’ 33-27 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Covington, who injured his calf on Sunday, had two tackles in the Cowboys’ 35-17 win over the New York Giants on September 8 and two more tackles for the Cowboys in their 31-6 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

It has been a strong start to the season for the Chiefs and Cowboys, the teams Durvenay-Tardif, Covington, Crawford and Ladouceur play for. That is because the Chiefs and Cowboys are among eight teams in the NFL currently undefeated.

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