Giovanni
Aprile
88
WR
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
220
Birthdate:
12/06/1989
Birthplace:
Toronto, ON
College:
Queen's
Years:
3Ham / 3 CFL

Acquired

Traded from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Tiger-Cats on January 28, 2014 in exchange for DB Matt Bucknor.

Career

2014: Traded from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Tiger-Cats on January 28, 2014 in exchange for DB Matt Bucknor….appeared in three games in his rookie season with the Tiger-Cats…made CFL debut on October 25 at Toronto. Playoffs: Played in the Eastern Final vs. Montreal.

2013: Elected to return to Queen’s to continue education.

2012: Selected in the third round (16th overall) by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL Draft…participated in training camp with the Blue Bombers but elected to return to Queens to continue his education.

College Description

Played 29 games in four seasons (2010-13) at Queens University…registered 120 receptions for 2,155 yards and 15 touchdowns at Queens…also had 37 carries 262 yards and two touchdowns and a total of 1,041 return yards and three touchdowns with the Gaels…had 19 receptions for 466 yards and five touchdown in 2013…named a first-team OUA All-Star in 2012 and a second-team OUA All-Star in 2011 and 2013…participated in the 2011 CIS East-West Bowl…invited to the 2012 CFL Evaluation Camp where he posted the combines third fastest three-cone drill (6.54), fourth highest vertical jump (39.5”) and was tied for second among receivers in the bench press (14) …was ranked 12th in the final CFL Scouting Bureau in 2012.

Personal

Born June 12, 1989 in Scarborough, Ontario…attended Senator O’Connor Secondary School in Toronto…studied Consecutive Education at Queens.