Oneida’s own Sage Doxtater is a name that CFL fans will soon get to know.
This hulking six-foot-seven New Mexico State University offensive linesman, who weighs a solid 330 pounds, has reason to feel proud and excited about the future as he found out January 20 that he was ranked eighth overall and third at his position in the CFL’s Scouting Bureau second edition of the top 20 projected prospects for the upcoming 2021 CFL draft.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Doxtater hasn’t been able to play football for over a year as New Mexico State Aggies didn’t play this year in the NCAA Division 1 season. However, Doxtater should be in action next month as the program is putting together a three-game spring schedule which will be kicking off on February 20.
The CFL Scouting Bureau comes out with its official player ranking three times a year starting in the fall and again in winter and finally a third edition in the spring. This Bureau who comes out with the rankings consists of experienced CFL scouts, general managers from the league’s squads and player personnel.
Doxtater, who is in his senior year studying sociology, played his high school football at Canada Prep Academy. There he had the privilege of learning from coach Geoff McArthur, who has quite the proven playing resume including being a former NFL wide receiver and Cal Hall of Famer.
During his senior year Doxtater battled lingering injuries only making four games with three being starts. Still, he was a big asset in helping the offence which averaged 217.6 passing yards and 143.5 rushing yards per game.
Make no mistake, it’s only a matter of time before this New Mexico State University offensive lineman makes his mark in the CFL.