Tim Baines

For years, Kene and Godfrey Onyeka and their football-playing cousins have pushed each other to be better.

It’s a healthy competition in a journey that took Kene to Ottawa’s Carleton University and Godfrey to Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University — where each found excellence. In the winter Canadian Football League’s Scouting Bureau rankings, Godfrey, a defensive back, was ranked sixth; Kene, a defensive lineman, was ranked 14th.



The date was January 3, the first day of school, when I found out that I had been invited to the CFL National Scouting Combine presented by adidas. My teammate, Godfrey Onyeka had messaged myself and my other teammate, Isaiah Guzylak-Messam, in a group chat at 7 a.m. Safe to say, it was definitely better than any good morning text I’d ever received. At the moment, I was filled with excitement and validation that I was considered one of the top players from across the country.


Photo: Kha Vo

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Department of Athletics and Recreation announced on Thursday that season ticket packages for the 2018 men’s football season are now on sale.

Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged from the past two seasons with Laurier students being able to see all four home games, including Homecoming, for just $20. Adult packages will continue to be $50 while packages for Alumni, Non-Laurier Students and Seniors remain $40.


20180309 - Kha Vo - Laurier Football 2018_-131Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We have just completed our off-season early morning weight room phase. We are so incredibly proud of how hard the boys have worked. In all, they were asked to get up for 6:00 am workouts 34 times since January 3rd. This is far more than we have ever done before and our players definitely rose to the occasion with their attendance and effort.

Last week was our final indoor practice of the year at RIM Park. For the week, our Hard Hat Award recipient is someone that was a walk-on player last winter and has done nothing but impressed our coaching staff and his teammates ever since with his incredible work ethic.


Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Last week was the best week of the off-season. The players tested in the gym and the energy at practice was fantastic.

We had two Hard Hat Award recipients and they both have a lot in common; they are both in first year, they are lineman, they are naturally quiet and lead by example, they are terrific students and they both had over 400lb squats on testing day.