Tim Baines
Postmedia

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – Four members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to CFL teams in the coming weeks as the league announced the participant lists for their regional and national combines on Monday.

Three Golden Hawks, including Godfrey Onyeka of Brampton, Ont., Isaiah Guzylak-Messam of Hamilton, and Rashari Henry of Ottawa, will attend the national combine during Mark’s CFL Week from March 24-25 in Winnipeg while Ron Kinga of Guelph, Ont., will look to earn an invitation to the national combine when he attends the Ontario regional combine on March 9 in Toronto.

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed national defensive backs Chris Ackie and Michael Carter to new one-year deals.

Both were set to become free agents in February.

“Chris has fully recovered from his season-ending injury suffered on July 27 and his return is expected to greatly help the defensive squad,” said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “Michael is a very passionate and versatile player and we are extremely happy to be able to count on them for the 2018 season.”

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