CMU’s Chapman Selected No. 1 Overall in CFL Draft

Mark Chapman is the highest player drafted out of CMU since Eric Fraser in 2009.

Central Michigan senior wide receiver Mark Chapman became the first Chippewa to be selected first overall in the CFL draft on Thursday.

A six-foot, 180-pound receiver, Chapman was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after concluding his collegiate career with 2,035 yards and 10 touchdowns on 147 receptions. Chapman grabbed 59 catches for 875 yards and five scores in 2017.


Chapman, whose mother is a Sarnia native, holds dual Canadian-American citizenship and is the highest CMU player to be drafted since defensive back Eric Fraser was selected with the eighth pick by the Calgary Stampeders in 2009.

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