The three-day NFL Draft came and went last weekend with Austin Pasztor getting to hear his name called. But the Ontario native didn't have to wait long during Thursday's Canadian Football League draft.
Pasztor, a second-team Associated Press All-American at Virginia last season, was selected fourth overall by the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos. He joins former UVa wide receiver Cary Koch on the Eskimos' roster.
“Austin is very athletic and has lots of experience playing at a high level," Edmonton head coach Kavis Reed told the team's website. "We project him to play at offensive tackle.”
Pasztor cracked the Cavaliers' starting lineup at left guard midway through his true freshman season in 2008, and proceeded to start Virginia's next 45 games. He was also named All-ACC following his senior year in 2011.
Pasztor signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings last weekend.