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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and defensive lineman Robbie Smith are among the top prospects for the 2019 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft as the league announced its Fall Scouting Bureau rankings on Thursday.

Gittens Jr., a native of Ottawa, comes in ranked as the fourth-best U SPORTS prospect and 13th overall on the list of Top 20 draft eligible players while Smith, from Brampton, Ont., is the sixth-best U SPORTS prospect and 15th overall.

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Don Landry
CFL.ca

Had things gone a little differently back during his high school days, Kwaku Boateng might be hauling in passes for the Edmonton Eskimos, instead of hauling down quarterbacks.

Turns out, though, what made him a bit of a liability on offence made him a star on defence and the 23-year-old from Milton, Ontario, is parlaying that quality into emergence as a premier CFL defensive end.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

It was a great week in Quebec City at the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl. This all-star game, which featured the top third-year players from across the country, had the West team win a close, defensive battle 15-14.

Unfortunately, running back Levondre Gordon suffered an injury on the testing day and couldn’t participate in the game. All other Golden Hawks, which included receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr., offensive lineman Drew Mairleitner, defensive tackle Trevaughan James and defensive end Robbie Smith all played well.

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We’re really excited for our 19th Annual Golden Hawks Football Dinner presented by Sun Life Financial this Wednesday at Bingemans Conference Centre (reception at 5pm, dinner at 6:30pm).

Former Golden Hawk great (and receiver) Andy Baechler is back to emcee the event and our night is headlined by Laurier alum and comedian DJ Demers taking the stage. Players from every decade attend the event and there are some great items at both the silent and live auctions.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

Our recruiting showcase #TakeFlight2018 was a success. A big thank you to emcee Dan Polischuk and live interviewer Jack Moore who made recruiting coordinator Dwayne Cameron and my job very easy.

Another thank you to all the parents and family members of the recruiting class that journeyed to campus, through an April snow storm, to attend. We had over 125 people at the event, which exceeded expectations.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – A pair of Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football players find themselves among the Top 20 prospects for May’s CFL Draft as the league announced its final Scouting Bureau rankings on Thursday.

Defensive backs Godfrey Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., and Isaiah Guzylak-Messam of Hamilton, head into next month’s draft ranked 10th and 20th respectively after showcasing their skills at last month’s CFL Combine.

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