CFC100 DB De Land potent athlete for Team Dunigan

CFC100 Charlie De Land is a 5’11”, 155lbs defensive back, punter and returner out CFC50 St. Francis in Alberta. He also plays spring ball with the Calgary Cowboys of the CSFA (Calgary Spring Football Association), who he’s played with at multiple levels throughout his youth career.

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CFC100 Charlie De Land is a 5’11”, 155lbs defensive back, punter and returner out CFC50 St. Francis in Alberta. He also plays spring ball with the Calgary Cowboys of the CSFA (Calgary Spring Football Association), who he’s played with at multiple levels throughout his youth career.

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A long list of accolades have followed De Land around his time with the Cowboys including Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams MVP awards, plus he won the Leadership and Ability award during his Bantam year. He carried the winning tradition to St. Francis where he won the city championship as a junior, and the Alberta provincial title last season to reclaim the Browns’ throne. In their three playoff bouts, De Land racked up 12 tackles, 4 knockdowns, 313 all-purpose yards and an average of 43 yards on 21 punts. His versatility has led to local offers from Calgary and Alberta, then he’s also got interest from Saskatchewan, UBC, Laurier, Ottawa and Carleton.

Football runs in the family with De Land’s great grandpa, Ed Wright, playing for the rugby club that eventually turned into the Calgary Stampeders, which allowed the family access to season tickets through the alumni association. The passion runs deep in his family, and when tasked with creating a family collage in grade one, De Land decided to include then Stampeders quarterback, Henry Burris, alongside his adopted family from Calgary. Sometimes the world comes full circle, and now he’ll get a chance to frustrate his childhood hero on the sidelines at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.

Away from the gridiron, De Land is also a high level track athlete participating the 4x100m, and he plans on getting back into basketball next season after wrapping up his career with the Cowboys.

Charlie De Land’s thoughts on making the CFC Prospect Game on TSN

“The biggest lesson I took away is there are some speedy receivers and very shifty, so I had to adapt to that. I was in absolute shock when I made the team. I didn’t think I had a good tryout – felt a bit off for me – but now that I’m here, I just gotta prove why I made it and what I can do for my team.”

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