Cougar Football's Farwan Zubedi Picked Up In CFL Draft

April 30, 2001

PULLMAN, WASH. -- Former Cougar wide receiver Farwan Zubedi was picked in the third round of the Canadian Football League's 2001 College Draft. Zubedi was picked up by the Calgary Stampeders as the sixth choice of the third round and the 22nd pick overall.

Zubedi who was one of the Cougars four captains in 2000 was Calgary's third of six picks in the draft. He was one of two wide receivers taken by the Stampeders. Kamau Peterson from New Hampshire, who was Zubedi's roommate at the evaluation camp, was the other receiver taken.

'I'm really excited that I get an opportunity to play football again,' Zubedi said. 'I just thank God.'

A North Vancouver, BC native, Zubedi will be only a two-hour flight away from home. In 2000 Zubedi missed the beginning of the season with a knee injury, but came back to play in seven games and catch seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. In 1999 Zubedi played in all 12 games for the Cougars starting 11 and compiling 369 yards on 29 receptions.

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