Photos: Jeff Hutter

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.


Week1 2018
Photo: Andrej Ivanov, Waterloo Region Record

Josh Brown
Waterloo Region Record

WATERLOO — So, Tristan Arndt, how’s the arm?

It was a legitimate question for the Wilfrid Laurier University quarterback —especially after he launched just six passes in the first half of Sunday’s clash against the University of Ottawa.

As it turns out, his limb is just fine.

“We did a really good job on the ground,” said the second-year pivot. “We didn’t want to get away from that.”



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.



Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team will have five players suit up for the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl as the rosters for the annual showcase for the top Canadian football prospects were announced on Tuesday.

The Vanier Cup finalist Université Laval will host the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl for the second consecutive year, which features U SPORTS football players heading into their CFL draft year. The 16th annual top prospects game will be played at TELUS-U.L. Stadium on Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Livestreaming details will be confirmed at a later date.