2015 #CFC100 MVP QB to don silver & purple

SHERBROOKE  – Provincial champion, all-star and MVP all can be used to describe Conner McKee, #CFC100 quarterback who will join the Bishop’s Gaiters for the 2015 campaign.

The Coquitlam, B.C. native led Terry Fox Secondary school to seven provincial championships, winning six of them (three flag football and three tackle football). He also earned team MVP on five occasions. McKee was named AAA high school quarterback of the year and was also named to the conference all-star team in grade 11.  He backed that performance up by being named the best offensive player in the league and returned to the conference all-star team in grade 12.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 175 pounds, McKee fell in love with Bishop’s from the time he found out about it. He explained the key factors in choosing to become a Gaiter.

“The people, the culture, the coaches, the professors, everyone I met on my visit or at the incoming student’s BBQ have a big heart and lots of love for this university.”

McKee will study Sports Studies at Bishop’s but looks beyond the football field when asked how he sees his role.

“I see myself as a role model in the community and a leader on the football team,” he added.

“Conner has the ability to make all the big throws,” said Kevin Mackey, head coach of the Bishop’s Gaiters. “He has elusiveness in the pocket to escape pressure and keep plays alive and the calmness of a veteran. He understands the caliber of football in our conference and he knows that he has a lot to learn.  The nice thing is that he has all the tools to be great and I believe the future is very bright.”

The Gaiters are in the midst of running their annual football school and are working hard during off-season work outs as they prepare for training camp in August. McKee will meet his new teammates and get ready for the 2015 season that kicks off on Friday, September 4 when the Gaiters visit the McGill Redmen at Percival Molson Stadium.

SOURCE: Marty Rourke, Bishop’s Gaiters Sports Information

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