People are taking note of Danny Vandervoort.
McMaster’s leading receiver claimed the fourth spot on the Canadian Football Leagues Fall central scouting list, the highest of any Marauder at a skill position. He falls second on the all-time list behind Matt Sewell, an offensive lineman who peaked at the no. 2 position in 2012 before being drafted eighth by the Toronto Argonauts the following year.
Vandervoort adds this achievement to an already impressive resume, which includes three OUA all star appearances and CIS rookie of the year honors in 2013.
He also holds the McMaster record for career touchdown receptions with 27, crushing the previous mark of 19 set by Vaughn Swart (2000-05) and Matt Peressini (2007-11), despite having played only 27 career games. In fact, Vandervoort was half way to the record last season alone, putting up an OUA-best 11 TD receptions on 664 receiving yards, and becoming a first team All-Canadian in the process.
Carrying his momentum into the fall, Vandervoort benefited from a terrific start, bagging two back to back games with 100+ receiving yards against Carleton and the University of Toronto. He also sits second atop the OUA leaderboard in both receiving yards (354) and touchdowns (3) so far this year.
Known for his vertical ability and speed down the seam, Vandervoort has a knack for leaving defenders on their heels. A perfect match for quarterback Asher Hastings, who threw a CIS-record 31 touchdown passes last year, the duo is averaging 118 yards a game and an OUA best 32.2 yards per catch, a testament to Danny’s ability to reign in the deep ball.
Mac’s high flying offence will be on full display against the Waterloo Warriors, where they hope to rebound on the road following their first loss of the season. Winless through three, the Warriors have dropped their last five regular season contests with McMaster.