Cameron Judge

Cameron Judge (born November 29, 1994) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the UCLA Bruins football team from 2013 to 2016 and a team co-captain in 2015.[1][2] He and other members of the defensive unit for UCLA were considered the best group of players in the linebacker position in the Pac-12 Conference.[3]

Cameron Judge
No. 4 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 25)
Montreal, Quebec
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Oaks Christian School
(Westlake Village, California)
College:UCLA
CFL draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
CFL status:National
Career highlights and awards
  • Team Captain (2016)
Player stats at CFL.ca

Early lifeEdit

Judge was born on November 29, 1994 in Montreal, Quebec to actor Christopher Judge (born Los Angeles, California, October 13, 1964) and Margaret Judge (nee Schinke, born Edmonton, Alberta, September 20, 1971), a former model. The family moved from Montreal (where Christopher Judge had been working on a television show) to Los Angeles when Judge was three months old. When Judge was three years old, the family moved to British Columbia and split their time living between Vancouver and Victoria. It was during his time in Vancouver, that Judge developed an interest in football and started playing minor football. When Judge was twelve years old, the family moved back to California, primarily to give Judge and his older brother, Christopher, a better environment to develop their football skills.[4]

High SchoolEdit

After one year as a running back and linebacker for the junior varsity team, Judge became a three year varsity starter at linebacker for Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California, under the coaching of Bill Redell and legendary NFL linebacker Clay Matthews Jr.. Judge was rated a 4 star recruit and a top 5 linebacker on the West Coast according to scout.com. Selected to the Tom Lemming list of top 25 outside linebackers. Maxpreps.com 2012 Preseason All-Southern California team https://www.bruinsnation.com/2012/6/11/3079457/ucla-football-recruiting-cameron-judge-oaks-christian-linebacker >

College football careerEdit

Judge accepted a scholarship offer from UCLA. During his time there Judge played both inside and outside linebacker positions, and was a special teams special teams captain for the Pac-12 Conference team.[2][5][6]

Professional careerEdit

Judge was drafted with the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. As a result of having lived in Southern California since he was eleven years old and being off the radar for most CFL scouts, Judge was a late addition to the 2017 CFL Draft as CFL Central Scouting did not realize he was a Canadian citizen and that he had also met the 2017 CFL pre-requisites for being a National player by having lived in Canada for at least five years prior to his eighteenth birthday.

In 2019, he was the unanimous selection for Saskatchewan Roughriders Most Outstanding Canadian,[7] and was named a finalist for CFL Most Outstanding Canadian.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the second-oldest child of actor and former Oregon Ducks' safety Christopher Judge and former Wilhelmina and Folio runway and print model Margaret Judge, known for her work as a Virginia Slims model.[citation needed] He is the brother of Christopher Jordan Judge, who played as an outside linebacker for the UCLA Bruins, Catrina Judge, a fitness trainer and half-sister Chloe Judge.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameron Judge". UCLA. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "UCLA's Cameron Judge shows versatility, especially in a pinch". Los Angeles Times. November 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "UCLA Fall Camp Preview: Linebackers". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Dunk, Justin. "Game-changing linebacker late add to CFL draft | 3DownNation". Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  5. ^ "Cameron Judge - 2013 Football Roster - UCLABruins.com - UCLA Athletics". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Cameron Judge". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "CFL announces 2019 team award winners". October 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Fajardo, Banks headline 2019 Shaw CFL Awards Finalists". November 7, 2019.