Campbell, Boateng & Onyeka named CIS All-Canadians

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QUEBEC CITY, QC – For the second straight season, three members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team have been honoured as All-Canadians as Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced their major award winners and All-Candians at the Sun Life All-Canadian Banquet presented by Mallette on Thursday.

Running back Dillon Campbell of Whitby, Ont., and defensive back Godfrey Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., were named to the first team while defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng of Milton, Ont., was named to the second team.

Campbell, who was named a First Team All-Canadian for the second consecutive year, led the nation in rushing yards for the second year in a row. The 5-8, 205 lbs. back posted 1115 yards on the ground on 186 attempts while adding five touchdowns. In the process, he became the Golden Hawks all-time rushing leader as he finished his career with 3,568 yards, breaking a 25-year old mark that was previously held by Andy Cecchini.

The fifth year kinesiology and physical education major also added 15 catches for 208 yards to finish the year with 1323 all-purpose yards.

Perhaps Campbell’s most impressive statistic from the 2015 season was that he did not fumble the ball once on his 186 carries, and finishes his Laurier career with only five fumbles on 547 carries.

By earning his second nod as a CIS First Team All-Canadian, Campbell becomes the first Golden Hawk since Ian Logan in 2004 and 2005 to earn first team recognition in consecutive seasons while also becoming the 11th player in team history to be named to the first team multiple times in their career.

On the defensive side of the ball, Onyeka, a second year defensive back, is an All-Canadian for the first time in his career. The health sciences major, who is one of two players on the first team roster to be in their first or second year of eligibility, finished the season with an impressive 25 solo tackles and total 29.5 for the year. He also recorded the first sack of his Laurier career while recording an interception and two pass breakups.

Onyeka gives the purple and gold a First Team All-Canadian at defensive back for the second consecutive year, following in the footsteps of Chris Ackie who was recognized in 2014.

Boateng joins his fellow defensive batterymate Onyeka in earning All-Canadian honours for the first time, being named to the second team and giving Laurier’s fourth-ranked defence in the OUA two All-Canadians.

A third year business major, Boateng was also a finalist for the J.P. Metras award after finishing the 2015 season with 18 total tackles and four sacks. His most impressive stat, however, was his nine tackles for a loss which ranked him tied for ninth in the country.

In just three seasons with the Hawks, Boateng has now recorded 14 sacks, ranking him tied for fourth in team history, and he trails all-time leader Eric Schwab by just 3.5 sacks heading into his fourth year with the purple and gold.

2015 CIS FOOTBALL ALL-CANADIANS

FIRST TEAM

Pos.    Athlete            University    Year    Hometown        Academic Program
Offence

QB    Andrew Buckley    Calgary        5    Calgary, Alta.        Kinesiology
RB    Dillon Campbell    Laurier        5    Whitby, Ont.        Kin. / Phys. Ed.
RB    Mercer Timmis        Calgary        4    Burlington, Ont.    Haskayne Business
IR    Mitch Hillis        Saskatchewan    3    Saskatoon, Sask.    Kinesiology
IR    Ian Stewart        Ottawa        5    Burlington, Ont.    Commerce-Finance
WR    Rashaun Simonise    Calgary        3    Vancouver, B.C.    Arts
WR    Danny Vandervoort    McMaster    3    Barrie, Ont.        Sociology
C    Sean McEwen        Calgary        5    Calgary, Alta.        Science
T    Braden Schram        Calgary        3    Manning, Alta.        Arts
T    Jason Lauzon-Séguin    Laval        4    Pte. Claire, Que.    Social Studies
G    Charles Vaillancourt    Laval        4    Coaticook, Que.        Business Admin.
G     Sean Jamieson        Western    4    Winnipeg, Man.        Kinesiology

Defence

DT    David Onyemata    Manitoba    4    Lagos, Nigeria        Arts
DT    Samuel    Narkaj        Concordia    3    Toronto, Ont.        Urban Studies
DE    Mathieu Betts        Laval        1    Montreal, Que.        Phys. Ed. & Health
DE    Jesse St. James        Acadia        4    Pincourt, Que.        Business Admin.
LB    John Rush        Guelph        5    Niagara Falls, Ont.    Marketing Management
LB    Drew Morris        Acadia        5    Ottawa, Ont.        Business Admin.
LB    Doctor Cassama    Calgary        5    Kristianstad, Sweden    Open Studies
FS    Jesse McNair        Western    3    London, Ont.        Man. & Org. Studies
DB    Robert Woodson    Calgary        3    Calgary, Alta.        Arts
DB    Maïko Zepeda        Montreal    4    LaSalle, Que.        Industrial Relations
CB    Godfrey Onyeka        Laurier        2    Brampton, Ont.        Health Sciences
CB    Adam Laurensse    Calgary        3    Sherwood Park, Alta.    Arts

Special Teams

P    Quinn van Gylswyk    UBC        3    Victoria, B.C.        Arts
K    Johnny Mark        Calgary        5    Peterborough, Ont.    Science
RET    Tunde Adeleke        Carleton    3    Ottawa, Ont.        Communications

SECOND TEAM

Offence 

QB    Will Finch        Western    4    Burlington, Ont.    Social Sciences
RB    Alex Taylor        Western    2    Winnipeg, Man.        Kinesiology
RB    Ashton Dickson        StFX        5    Ottawa, Ont.        Arts
IR    Brian Jones        Acadia        4    Enfield, N.S.        Science
IR    Jimmy Ralph        Alberta        3    Raymond, Alta.        Education
WR    Yanic Lessard        Concordia    1    Ste. Julie, Que.        Economics
WR    Jacob Scarfone        Guelph        3    London, Ont.        Economics & Finance
C    Matthew Van Praet    Western    3    London, Ont.        Kinesiology
T    Edmund Merdith    Western    4    Toronto, Ont.        Social Sciences
T    Vernon Sainvil        StFX        3    Malden, Maine        Arts
G    Darius Ciraco        Calgary        2    Burlington, Ont.    Haskayne Business
G     Philippe Gagnon    Laval        4    L’Ancienne-Lorette, Que.    Tox. Studies

Defence

DT    Donovan Dale        Saskatchewan    4    Saskatoon, Sask.    Kinesiology
DT    Adam Melanson    Acadia        3    Kentville, N.S.        Arts
DE    Kwaku Boateng        Laurier        3    Milton, Ont.        Business  
DE    Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou    Montreal    2    Quebec City, Que.    Mechanical Engineering
LB    Shayne Gauthier    Laval        4    Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que.    Entrep. & Management
LB    Jake Heathcote        McMaster    2    Aldergrove, B.C.    Commerce
LB    Micah Teitz        Calgary        2    Calgary, Alta.        Arts
FS    Kwame Adjei        Mount Allison    5    Brampton, Ont.        Sociology
DB    Nicholas Parisotto    Guelph        2    Guelph, Ont.        CLOM
DB    Mikaël Charland    Concordia    4    Gatineau, Que.        Human Environment
CB    Alex Hovington        Laval        4    Montreal, Que.        Management
CB    Devante Sampson    Mount Allison    3    Mississauga, Ont.    Sociology

Special Teams

P    Félix Ménard-Brière    Montreal    3    Ste. Agathe-des-Monts, Que.    Architecture
K    Gabriel Ferraro        Guelph        2    Mississauga, Ont.    CLOM
RET    Jamel Lyles        Manitoba    1    Surrey, B.C.        Undeclared

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