Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Award Winning Lineman Joins Dinos

The University of Calgary Dinos announced one of the outstanding offensive linemen in Calgary High School football, George Gagnon, has signed a USports Letter of Intent to attend the school in the fall of 2017.

The 18-year old, 6’2”, 270 lbs. Gagnon brings an impressive list of credentials both on and off the football field.

An honors student in High School serves as Student Council President and currently maintains a 92% academic average while enrolled in international baccalaureate courses yet has found time to play multiple sports at St. Mary’s High School.

On the football field George was a member of the Alberta U18 team that played in the Canada Cup. He has been the starting offensive center for the Saints for the past two years as well as their long snapper. He was instrumental in leading the Saints, coached by Bill McConkey to the Division II Calgary championship in 2016. Gagnon played his minor football in the Falcons organization.

George has won numerous awards for his academic and athletic excellence including being the 2016 recipient of the Stan Schwartz Heart of the Champion Award and earning the prestigious Harry Hood Award for the Most Outstanding Student Athlete in Calgary High School football in 2016.

“George is a strong athletic athlete who has played on both sides of the football plus has played basketball and rugby. He is an excellent student and a smart football player,” states University of Calgary Head Wayne Harris.

Gagnon received numerous offers from CIS schools including Queen’s and St. Francis Xavier. His father, Paul, played football for the X-Men and was an Atlantic University Sport all-star tight end for two years.

“Calgary his one of the top programs in the country, and I wanted to stay home and play in front of my family and friends,” stated Gagnon on his decision to enroll in the Biological Sciences program at the University of Calgary with career aspirations to pursue medical studies.

George is the son of Paul Gagnon and Angela Schneider.

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