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Winnipeg receiver signs with CWUAA team.

Derek Yachison was given the perfect gridiron opportunity.

The 6’0, 188 pound receiver from Winnipeg, Manitoba decided to act upon it.  Recently, Yachison committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons for the 2014 CWUAA season.

“Coach (Brian) Dobie has presented me with outstanding opportunities both on and off the field,” said Yachison of the decision.  “The program has become one of the best in Canada, the facilities are easily the nicest I’ve seen, and the opportunity to join a program in my home city made it a perfect fit.”

“Much like Anthony Daley, if my progression with the BC Lions does not work out, I look forward to adding to an already explosive offense and working towards the ultimate goal of a Vanier Cup.”

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Yachison has played for both the Kamloops Broncos of the British Columbia Football Conference (BCFC) in the Canadian Junior Football Conference and the Murdoch McKay Clansmen of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL).  From 2011-2013, the receiver racked up 1033 receiving yards on 81 receptions and scored nine touchdowns.  He was named Broncos Offensive MVP.

Moreover, Yachison was invited to the 2014 BC Lions Training Camp.  Due to his success in the camp, the receiver has been invited back to the Practice Roster Reserve.

As for the Bisons, the team is thrilled to welcome Yachison.

“We are excited to sign Derek,” commented Bisons Head Coach Brian Dobie.  “ His success and experience that he has gained at Murdoch McKay Collegiate, Kamloops Broncos, and recently at BC Lions training camp will be very valuable when he steps on our practice field in August.”


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