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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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2018 Wilfrid Laurier Men's Football training camp Day 6 action.
Photo by Christian Bender

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

What a first week of camp we have had. When you combine the amount of plays/systems we have on offence, defence and special teams, with the talent and effort we are seeing on the field every day, this is the best training camp we have had in the six years our staff has been together.

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Photo: Andrej Ivanov, Waterloo Region Record

Laura Booth
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University’s Golden Hawks football team invited some No. 1 fans to return to training camp this summer.

Die-hard Hawks fans from Light House, a Kitchener organization that provides programming for adults with developmental disabilities, came out to University Stadium on Tuesday morning to show their support for their favourite team.

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Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

August is here! This means that we don’t have to wait much longer for the football season. Our whole team (coaches, players and staff) will report to training camp on Thursday, August 9th. We will very quickly dive right into a schedule that will see the team waking up at 6:30am and not returning to their rooms until about 9:30pm. The days will be filled with practices, meetings, therapy, meals, workouts and more.

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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,

Amazingly, we are just six weeks away from training camp! The players are working extremely hard this summer and many made it back to campus for our player run practice on June 24th. In fact, 89 players were in town and took part in meetings, which coaches could take part in and then the players went out to the field and the senior players ran the 90 minute practice.

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St. Thomas More Knights’ defensive end Tyler Eckert (43) prepares top sack Holy Cross quarterback Nate Hunt earlier this season. (Burnaby NOW photo by Jennifer Gauthier)

Howard Tsumura
Varsity Letters

BURNABY, BC — It’s so easy to get caught up in the out-of-nowhere ascent that Tyler Eckert made as a raw rookie running back last season.

So much so that you chuckle every time you remind yourself that the 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior with Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Knights is actually about as natural and instinctive a sack artist as we’ve seen over the recent history of B.C. high school football.

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