Another Spoletini will be joining the Dinos football program in 2018.
The Dinos confirmed Matteo Spoletini will enroll in Business courses in September 2018 signing a U Sports Letter of Intent in mid December 2017.
Matteo is a graduate of the Cowboys program in the Calgary Minor Football Association playing entire youth career in the organization since he was eight years old. He was a member of various Alberta Provincial teams. He helped the Cowboys capture Calgary Midget League Championships in 2016 and 2017 and was the league’s all-star pivot in 2015 and 2017.
Internationally, Spoletini, was the starting quarterback for the Alberta U16 team in the 2015 and 2016 International Bowl in Arlington, Texas.
“Matteo has a great arm. He is one of the top QB’s in Canada and we are delighted that he has decided to play for the Scarlet & Gold,” stated University of Calgary offensive coordinator Ryan Sheahan. “He (Spoletini) has a strong arm and has shown to very be very athletic outside the pocket,” he added.
“Calgary has a great program. I want to follow in my father’s and uncle’s footsteps in this program,” stated the 6’4”, 215 lbs. Spoletini whose father, Tony started on the 1983 and 1985 National Championship teams at fullback and coached with the team in early 1990’s. His uncle, Tom, was a four-year starter at offensive tackle with the Dinos from 1981 through 1984 and was the first U Sports player to compete in the prestigious East West Shrine all-star football game. Matteo’s cousin, Thomas, played five years with the team at linebacker earning Canada West all-star honors, while older brother, Giancarlo spent four years as a receiver.
“I have seen these guys (Dinos) play since I was a kid. The coaches are the best and feel I can develop as a player and person here (Calgary),” stated Matteo, who met with the University of Alberta and spoke with Queen’s and Western.
Matteo attended Rundle College for two years. He garnered Rookie of the Year in Big Rock High School Football in 2015 and Most Outstanding Offensive Player in the Big Rock League in 2016. He completed his High School career in 2017 at Notre Dame High School but had the misfortune suffering a broken ankle midway through his senior season.
The 17-year-old Spoletini is the son of Tony and Lisa Spoletini.