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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

We were in Quebec City last week at the CIS meetings that happen every year during the Vanier Cup festivities. Outside of the meetings is the All-Canadian banquet dinner and this year I’m excited to announce that we have three All-Canadians. Running back Dillon Campbell & defensive back Godfrey Onyeka both made the first team while defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng made the second team.

For Dillon, this caps an incredible career at Laurier where he broke many school records, which include becoming the all-time leading rusher . Additionally, for the second straight year, he was the nation’s top running back.

In only his second year with the Hawks, Godfrey was recognized by the coaches across the CIS as one of the most physically impressive corner backs in the country.

Kwaku, in his third year, continued to improve; winning the JP Metras award as Ontario’s top lineman and he is already appearing on several CFL team’s radar as a top prospect for the 2017 CFL draft.

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Christine Rivet
Waterloo Region Record

He’s a man of few words, unlike his vociferous cousin.

And so, Godfrey Onyeka’s on-field performance will have to do the talking for him.

In only his second season, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk and Brampton product has soared to heights rarely attained by such a young player.

He is only one of two players in their freshman or sophomore seasons across the country to be named a first-team football all-Canadian this year.

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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.

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Dwayne Cameron
Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

Laurier Football is pleased to announce the commitment of kicker Nathan McLean, of St Mary’s High School and the Cambridge Lions of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

McLean led the OVFL in kickoff distance average in 2015, racking up 61.2 yards per kick, along with field goals made, recording eight. McLean also logged significant playing time at wide receiver for the Lions, finishing with 13 catches for 211 yards (long of 55 yards), two touchdowns and an average of 16.2 yards per catch. Nathan will study business at Laurier.

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Terry Bridge
Sarnia Observer

Vince Flamia’s football career came full circle this season.

Ten years after winning the Vanier Cup as a cornerback and safety with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Flamia returned to the team’s sideline this past Ontario University Athletics season as a defensive assistant.

Originally planning to head to Vancouver for a coaching gig this fall, the Sarnia native changed his mind after two relatives died in August.

“I just decided it was a good opportunity to stay close to home and get my roots in the CIS football where I want to be,” he said.

Hawks head coach Michael Faulds invited him to join the Waterloo-based school. Faulds is part of a shift to young, up-and-coming coaches throughout Canadian Interuniversity Sport football, Flamia pointed out.

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SpencerDwayne Cameron
Special Teams Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach

Laurier Football is pleased to announce the commitment of Liam Spencer (linebacker) from Glendale High School Gemini in Tillsonburg, ON.

The 6’3 220lb Spencer was a member of the 2014 Team Ontario Selects team that defeated Team USA in Arlington, Texas that February. Liam was also a dominant figure in Glendale’s championship season this year, playing linebacker, defensive end and center for the Gemini.

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