Zachary Xavier wanted to remain close to home and his friends. He can do just that remaining in Calgary to pursue his post-secondary academic and athletic goals. An outstanding student academically, Zachary has signed a U Sports Letter of Intent, to join the Dinos for the 2018 season.
A 5’11”, 230 lbs athletic defensive end, Xavier will enter the Schulich School of Engineering majoring in Mechanical in September 2018.
Zachary is a currently in Grade 12 at William Aberhart High School. He played community football the Cowboys organization under former Dinos football player Tony Spoletini helping them capture back to back Calgary Midget Championships in 2015 and 2016. He was also part of a City Junior Championship team in Grade 10 at Aberhart.
“Tony (Spoletini) was a role model for me. I owe lot to him for my development along with coach Brent Allardyce at Aberhart,” stated Xavier who was approached the Universities of Saskatchewan and Western Ontario but did not make an official visit.
“Calgary has a good academic program and I have lots of friends here with the Dinos,” stated the 17-year-old Xavier who also competed in track and field.
“Zach is a very quick player. He has fast hands and outstanding pass rush ability. He plays with a lot of energy and makes plays all over the field,” stated Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator Matt Berry.
He is the son of Brittany Xavier.