Drake alumnus Kraemer signs with CFL team

Thursday, May 30, 2019
by Drake Athletic Communications

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Canadian Football League’s BC Lions have signed Drake University quarterback Grant Kraemer, the organization and Kraemer announced this week.

Kraemer recently completed his senior season at Drake and his third as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback. Last season he threw for 2,482 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his three seasons under center, he threw for more than 7,500 yards with 68 touchdown passes.

He twice tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with six and his leadership helped the Bulldogs to a 21-12 record over those three seasons.

Kraemer’s signing continues Drake’s tradition of professional success in the CFL. Kraemer is the 14th Bulldog to join a CFL roster and the first since Matt Acree joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.

That legacy includes Drake legend and Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Johnny Bright who won three Grey Cups in his 12-year career and was the league’s MVP in 1959.