Canadian receiver James Tyrrell scores special teams touchdown in The Spring League as he continues to strive for a CFL opportunity

In the week 5 matchup of The Spring League’s 2021 season between the Generals and Sea Lions Canadian wide receiver James Tyrrell scored his very first professional football touchdown. Tyrrell, a Concordia University product caught 61 passes for 903 yards, averaging nearly 15 yards per reception in his final season of his collegiate career.

He has since found himself on the Ottawa Redblacks roster in the CFL however with the cancelations of the 2020 CFL season he wasn’t able to play out his opportunity with the team. To get back to that opportunity for when the CFL is back on August 5th he and a group of CFL/NFL free agents have suited up in The Spring League for their 2021 season in Texas and Indianapolis in a bubble set up. Over the first four games Tyrrell hasn’t made that large of an impact but scoring a special teams touchdown on the Sea Lions’ punt team he has now showcased himself as a great special teamer which is extremely valuable in the CFL, especially for Canadian receivers and offensive players.

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