A defensive tackle from the Iowa Hawkeyes was the first pick in the Canadian Football League (CFL) draft over the weekend.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL drafted Faith Ekakitie (#56) with the number one pick on Sunday. The 6-foot-1, 304 pound tackle finished his Hawkeye football career with 39 tackles and two tackles for a loss last season.

Ekakitie is originally from Canada. He grew up in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.

The Quad City Times has details on the first Hawkeye player selected at number one in the CFL draft.