He was part of two WHSFL ‘AAA’ Championships with St. Paul’s in 2011, 2009
The Manitoba Bisons football team is pleased to announce the commitment of former St. Paul’s High School quarterback Theo Deezar (pronounced: Tay-o Deez-are) for the upcoming 2012 season.
Deezar had previously made an earlier decision to attend the University of Ottawa but then recently contacted Bison football head coach Brian Dobie to request a meeting. During the meeting, Deezar informed coach Dobie that he would like an opportunity to stay at home and be at the University of Manitoba while playing for the Bisons.
Deezar commented, “The University of Ottawa was initially my first decision because I was able to play on a competitive team, study in French and experience going away. It was neck and neck with the University of Manitoba the whole way through. Once there were massive program changes in the off-season at Ottawa, I had to look at my options and see what was best for me. The U of M was the best choice by a mile. God has a plan and right know he’s tweaking it. He’s letting me stay home and be part of a CIS football program. This can’t get any better when I really think about it. I can’t wait to be a Bison!”
Bison football head coach Brian Dobie talked about the process, “Although I was surprised to get the call from Theo, it was a wonderful surprise. Make no mistake about it, not only is Theo absolutely one of the top players in Manitoba, he is one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation and a blue chip recruit that we recruited hard. Theo’s commitment to the Bison program is very impactful and we are happy to have a tremendous leader of one of the top high school football programs in the nation.”
Deezar, 18, has built an impressive resume early in his football career.
- He was captain (last two seasons) and starting quarterback for the St. Paul’s Crusaders as they posted a perfect 10-0 regular season and playoff record as they captured the 2011 ANAVETS Bowl ‘AAA’ Championship in the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL)
-The 6’5”, 206 lbs. QB posted 55-85 for 958 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns in seven regular season games in 2011
- The Winnipeg native was 2011 WHSFL All-Star and 2011 WHSFL Player of the Week
- Played with U18 Team Manitoba at Football Canada Cup in 2010, 2009 and was a team captain and two-time Canada Cup Game MVP
- He was named the game’s most outstanding player in the in the 2012 Senior Bowl when Deezar was part of Team Potter’s 29-23 win over Team Novak in May 2012
In addition, the quarterback was with St. Paul’s for three years (2009-11) and was part of the 2009 ANAVETS Bowl ‘AAA’ Championship team as he was the starting quarterback in grade ten and named the Championship MVP plus was part of WHSFL finalist in 2010. His career passing stats at St. Paul’s was 278-466 for 4552 yards and 61 passing TDs and only 14 interceptions during regular season and playoff games. Deezar was named co-WHSFL Offence Player of the Year in the Potter Division in 2010. He played with Greendell Falcons in the Midget Football League of Manitoba (MFLM) prior to St. Paul’s. Deezar also held a school grade average of over 80% for the last four years.