Carleton expects local recruit to “make an immediate impact” (VIDEO)

Sydenham defensive back joins OUA team’s 2016 class.

The Carleton Ravens have announced the addition of Jay Dearborn to their football program.

Dearborn, the 6’3, 190 pound defensive back from Sydenham, Ontario will join the team for the 2016 OUA season.

This past fall, the defensive standout helped the Holland College Hurricanes of the Atlantic Football League (AFL) win the Moosehead Cup (league championship). During his time there, he helped the Hurricanes win three consecutive AFL Championships and was the recipient of the Bell Aliant Award (2015), for exemplifying athletic ability, excellence in academics, leadership and commitment to the community.

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Previous to the Hurricanes, Dearborn also suited up for both Sydenham Golden Eagles of the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association (KASSAA) and Kingston Grenadiers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

In March, the defensive back turned heads after an impressive performance at the CFL Regional Combine in Montreal, Quebec.  Some of his testing results from the event are as follows: 4.58in the 40 yard dash, 11’2.75 inchces in the broad jump, 4.15 in the shuttle run and 40.5 inches in the vertical jump.

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““We are very excited that Jay choose Carleton for the Engineering program as well as the football program,” commented Ravens Head Coach Steve Sumarah.  “He is an elite athlete with the numbers he posted at the CFL Combine in Montreal.”

“He is someone we expect to come in and make an immediate impact.”


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