CFLProspect2018
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.

(more…)

FauldsEW

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.

(more…)

East-West2018article

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.

(more…)

OUAAll-Star_KhaVo
Photo: Kha Vo

BURLINGTON, ON – Eight members of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team were honoured as OUA All-Stars, for a total of 10 positions, on Wednesday as the conference announced the first and second team award recipients ahead of Saturday’s 110th Yates Cup championship game.

Headlining the list of recipients is Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of Ottawa, who was named as an OUA First Team All-Star at both receiver and returner. In doing so, he becomes just the second Golden Hawk to ever be named a first team all-star at multiple positions in the same season, joining former Laurier great Ian Logan who accomplished the feat in 2005.

(more…)

POTW_Week9
Graphic: Laurier Athletics

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

WATERLOO, ON – The No. 7 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team announced their players of the week following the team’s 40-15 victory over the No. 5 McMaster Marauders at home on Saturday afternoon.

This week’s Laurier Football Players of the Week are quarterback Tristan Arndt on offence, defensive lineman Robbie Smith on defence and long snapper Jon Timmons on special teams.

(more…)

 

Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

WATERLOO, ON – Buoyed by record-setting performances from receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and defensive lineman Robbie Smith, the No. 7 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team defeated the No. 5 McMaster Marauders 40-15 on Saturday afternoon at University Stadium to clinch second place in the OUA standings.

Gittens Jr., a native of Ottawa, led the Hawks’ offensive barrage against the second-ranked defence in the country as he had 10 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. In the process, he became the U SPORTS single-season receptions leader with 75 and Laurier’s single-season receiving yards leader with 953.

(more…)