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Dinos duo go pro

By Ashton Chugh, May. 22, 2014 —

Coming off a perfect 8–0 season, two members of the Calgary Dinos were chosen to play pro in the 2014 CFL draft. Kicker Johnny Mark was drafted in the third round to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and fullback Mac Sarro went to the Montreal Alouettes in the seventh.

Mark went 15-for-17 in field goals and held a perfect 40–40 record in converts during the 2013 season. Mark, who is from Peterborough, Ontario, averaged a career high 41.9 yards on 62 punts during the year. For his stellar play, he was selected to the first All-Canadian team.

“I was really excited,” Mark told AM770’s Sports Talk Monday night. “I didn’t expect to go to Saskatchewan, but I’m really happy with the placement. I just hope everybody in Calgary doesn’t hate me too much.”

Calgary native Sarro, who went much later in the draft, had six catches for 54 yards in the 2013 season.

“I’m more than happy to be a part of the draft and to be selected at all,” Sarro said in a Dinos press release. “To be considered with the athletes that are in the draft is pretty special, but the waiting game wasn’t ideal and it was a little nerve-wracking.”

Mark and Sarro were the 114th and 115th CFL draft picks in University of Calgary history.

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