Laurier Football Update – January 2020

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.

2020 is here and there is lots of excitement in and around the program. The players are now quickly 3 weeks into the new semester, which sees them in new classes, many hours in the weight room and we also have meetings and practice every week.

Save the Date: Our 21st Annual Golden Hawks Football Dinner will be held on Friday, May 1st on campus once again at the beautiful Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. More details of the event will be in the next newsletter.

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For now, take a look at some amazing photos from last years dinner: https://laurierfootball.com/laurier-football-dinner-2019/

2020 Laurier Football Schedule is official

The OUA has just released the 2020 regular season schedule and we are pleased with what we have. You will notice our non-combatants are the defending Yates Cup champion McMaster Marauders, as well as the Carleton Ravens. Our bye week is also situated in a nice spot between our 5th and 6th game.

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Please save the dates of our Home Games:

  • Sunday, September 6th at 7pm vs. Windsor Lancers – Home Opener & Frosh Game
  • Saturday, September 26th at 1pm vs. Ottawa Gee-Gees – Homecoming
  • Friday, October 9th at 7pm vs. York Lions – Thanksgiving Game
  • Saturday, October 24th at 1pm vs. Waterloo Warriors – Battle of Waterloo

More Laurier Football Headlines:

Thank You Coach Dwayne Cameron – Calgary Stampeders

o   We are really excited for Coach Dwayne Cameron who last week got announced as the Linebackers Coach for the Calgary Stampeders. Coach Cameron will also work in the personnel department in preparation for the CFL Draft.

o   https://www.stampeders.com/2020/01/16/stampeders-announce-football-staff/

o   There is no perfect way to do so, but we want to thank Coach Cameron for his amazing contributions to the Laurier Football program over the years. In his time here Coach Cameron has worn many different hats: Special Teams Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach and he has had a great and very positive impact on so many players and coaches over the years

o   We will miss having him around meetings, on the sideline and around campus, but we couldn’t be happier for him as he furthers his career in professional football with the Stampeders.

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New Offensive Coordinator

o   In the coming weeks we will be announcing a new Offensive Coordinator. We received a very good candidate pool of applications and we are excited to have another full-time staff member join our program.

RIM Practices

o   We are back at RIM Park practicing every Friday from 3-5pm.

o   Take a look at the great photos from Rossy Pasternak:

Weekly Hard Hats

o   The weekly hard hats are awarded to the offensive and defensive players of the week who have worked the hardest and given the most effort in workouts, meetings and practice.

o   Week #1 went to Linebacker Mitch Rooney and Receiver Nick Petermann

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o   Week #2 went to Offensive Lineman Bryce Bell and Defensive Back Ayo Ajayi

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  • Recruiting Class update

o   We are pleased with the 18 committed recruits we have in this years recruiting class

o   Our staff is working tirelessly to secure some more in the coming months

  NAME POS SCHOOL HT WT HOMETOWN
1 KEYON GRATTON DT ST MARY’S 6’4″ 280 KITCHENER, ON
2 ZACK BURMASTER WR ST THOMAS MORE 6’3″ 210 HAMILTON, ON
3 JARED WEILER DB RESURRECTION 6’1″ 185 WATERLOO, ON
4 JOSH RIETVELD OL ASSUMPTION 6’5″ 275 BRANTFORD, ON
5 MALIK BLOUT DL SIR ALLAN MACNABB 6’5″ 235 HAMILTON, ON
6 TYRESSE GRIFFITH RB ST DAVID 5’11” 180 WATERLOO, ON
7 CHIDERA UBOSI DL ABBEY PARK 6’6″ 235 OAKVILLE, ON
8 JASON MACGOUGAN LS M.M. ROBINSON 5’11” 215 BURLINGTON, ON
9 AVERY SCOTT RB DAVID SUZUKI 5’10” 205 MISSISSAUGA, ON
10 TRENT HUNTER WR A.N MYER 6’0″ 180 NIAGARA FALLS, ON
11 COLTON LONGBOAT OL MCKINNON PARK 6’6″ 299 CALEDONIA, ON
12 ANTHONY BRISCOE WR HOLY TRINITY 6’0″ 185 OAKVILLE, ON
13 AFOLABI AWOGBEMI DL ST THOMAS AQUINAS 6’3″ 255 BRAMPTON, ON
14 PAUL OWOLABI DB CENTENNIAL 6’1″ 190 CALGARY, AB
15 RYAN NEWICK WR ST THOMAS MORE 6’1″ 185 HAMILTON, ON
16 D’ANDRE BROOKES QB DAVID SUZUKI 6’2″ 190 MISSISSAUGA, ON
17 DAWSON HODGE K/P TERRY FOX 5’11” 180 PORT COQUITLAM, BC
18 GRANT GILMOUR LB GLENVIEW PARK 6’1″ 180 CAMBRIDGE, ON

Laurier Grad Soars – Ian Noble

o   Another terrific article by David Grossman. This edition on former Quarterback Ian Noble who is now a lawyer. https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10525

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Until next time,

Go Hawks Go!

Michael​

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