Backyard signing

Ottawa defensive lineman opts to begin CIS career at home.

Connor Mackey will be beginning the next chapter of gridiron career in his hometown.

Recently, the 6’0, 182 pound defensive lineman from Ottawa, Ontario has signed with the Gee-Gees for the 2014 OUA season.

“I never though university football would be an option for me,” commented Mackey on his commitment.  “I always just played football out of love for the game.”

“After one of our games, I was approached by a recruiter from University of Ottawa. After having a visit to the university, I enjoyed the young and exciting defensive coaches, as well as an entire welcoming staff.  In terms of academics, University of Ottawa had the best program for me. I also have a sibling and some friends attending the university. I’m very excited about the program at University of Ottawa, as they have brought in a lot of new coaches, and a lot of good recruits. I also really enjoy the competitive rivalry here in Ottawa between the Gee-Gees and the Ravens.”

Mackey comes to the Gee-gees after completing his high school career with the St. Joseph Jaguars of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA).  This past season, Mackey led the Jaguars in tackles as he averaged eight solo.  Additionally, he had four assisted tackles, recorded five sacks, three fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles and caught an interception.

In addition to the Jaguars, the defensive lineman has previously suited up for the Nepean Redskins of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).  Mackey was also selected to play in the AIA Capital All-Star Game this year.


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