The University of Calgary football Dinos added another outstanding recruit form the powerful St. Francis Browns football program confirming the signing of a Canadian Interuniversity Letter of Intent from quarterback Cole Belway.
A fabulous student-athlete that is an honors student, Cole received academic honors with distinction the past five years. An all-around athlete Belway has only played competitive football for two years participating in basketball, volleyball, track and badminton. He is a three-time city champion in badminton.
Cole was a member of the Browns City and Provincial 4A Championship team in 2015 under Head Coach Tyler Park. He becomes the third member of the CFC’s current top 50 High School team to commit to the Dinos joining teammates Logan Bandy (offensive tackle) and Joe Dutton (linebacker).
Belway is the son of former University of Calgary defensive lineman Brian Belway. His father was a 1986 first round pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing in the Canadian Football League for four seasons with the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders. He also had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders. Brian was a member of the 1985 Vanier Cup championship team and Cole’s uncle, Steve, was a member of the 1983 National Championship team.
“Calgary has a great family atmosphere with the excellent coaching staff’s knowledge of football, I like the offense they play, and support they have from their alumni, the 5th Quarter,” stated the 6’2”, 185 lbs. Belway who was wooed by several CIS schools including St. Francis Xavier and Western as well as Simon Fraser and Minot State in North Dakota.
Belway had a successful minor football career in the Mavericks organization. He was the all-star pivot in the 2016 Calgary Midget League for the Mavericks and played for them in 2015 as well.
Cole plans to enroll in the Faculty of Kinesiology in September 2017 with academic goal of entering the masters program in this area.