Western Mustangs defensive lineman Daryl Waud is trading in his purple and white uniform for one in burgundy and gold after signing a National Football League contract with Washington this past weekend.
Waud was one of five players signed following the team's mini-camp, and he becomes the second former Mustangs player since 2009 to sign an NFL contract, joining Vaughn Martin who was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2009 and is now with Kansas City.
It's been a busy two weeks for Waud as he took part in min-camp with the New York Giants from May 7-9 before heading to Washington last week. Along with interest from the NFL he was also a much talked about prospect for last week's CFL Canadian Draft, where he was chosen 12th overall by the Toronto Argonauts.
The Hamilton native finished his fourth season with the Mustangs in 2014, recording 14.5 tackles and three sacks in eight regular season games to earn CIS First Team All-Canadian and OUA First Team All-Star honours for the second and third time respectively.
Over his four year career, Waud racked up 81 total tackles, including 55 solo stops, along with seven sacks and two interceptions in 29 regular season contests. He was also dominant in the post season, recording 22 tackles and four sacks in nine games, while helping the Mustangs win the Yates Cup in 2013.
Source: Western Mustangs