November 8, 2005
Source: Wilfrid Laurier University:
Two Hawks recognized as Canada's best
Posted by Ari Grossman (Sports Information Coordinator)
OTTAWA – Two Golden Hawks are being recognized as the country’s best this week – running back Nick Cameron and place kicker Brian Devlin were named Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football athletes of the week.
The Golden Hawks defeated the McMaster Marauders 43-21 in one of the two OUA Semi-Final games this past weekend and as a result host the 98th Yates Cup at University Stadium on November 12th.
Cameron, a fifth year running back from Norland, Ontario and first tImage 1 from Two Hawks Recognized Nationallyeam OUA All Star as announced earlier today, rushed 34 times for 263 yards including one touchdown. The 34 carries ties a school record set by Alex Torrie in September of 2001. In addition the 263 yards is a new school record for yards in a game with the previous being 251 by Derek Medler in September of 2002. Cameron at 5’11, 205-pounds rushed for 1,025 yards this season, becoming only the third Laurier football athlete to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season.
Fifth-year senior Brian Devlin, named a first and second team OUA All-Star earlier today earned his second national player of the week acknowledgement as he scored 19 points in this past weekends’ playoff game. The 6-foot, 175-pound kicker from Sarnia, Ont was 5-for-5 in field goals, with his longest being a 40 yarder and was 4 for 4 in converts. The five field goals in a game ties a school record set by Steve Rainey (Sept 1987) and Ed Becker (Sept 2002).
This is Wilfrid Laurier’s third and fourth national player of the week acknowledgement this season.