DB Savchuk is open to any opportunities with CIS schools


Tony Savchuk

Positions: Free Safety

Height/Weight: 5’11, 180 lbs

Teams: West Edmonton Raiders, Jasper Place Rebels, Edmonton Wildcats

Commitment: None

Official Visits: None

Consideration: Open

Class: 2015

Tony Savchuk started playing football at the age of 13 for the West Edmonton Raiders. In high school, he was a member of the Jasper Place Rebels and won numerous awards including the MVP Award (2014-15), Defensive Player of the Year (13-14) and Rookie of the Year (12-13). Since joining the Edmonton Wildcats, he has collected more hardware: Rookie of the Year, All-Canadian and CJFL Rookie of the Year (2015). Tony also played for the Alberta U-18 team in 2014 and the North Team at the Alberta Senior Bowl in 2015, where he was named Most Valuable Defensive Back.

Last season, one thing that stood out was that his team came together like a tight-knit family.

“The individual awards were great, but just growing and being on the field with those guys and the coaches was really something special,” Tony says.

Tony is open to all and any opportunities he can get in terms of CIS schools. Back when he finished high school, there was minimal interest from Canadian universities, but other opportunities arose.

“Darcy Park gave me a tremendous opportunity to play with the Wildcats and it has been the best decision I have made,” he says.

His parents and coaches have had a positive impact on his life.

“In football, I have always had my parents as support and also have had very good men who have not only coached me on the field but also in life,” Tony says. “I have coaches who genuinely care about my well-being and support and push me in the right directions.”

Tony has a strict training routine that he follows.

“During the off-season, I had a very intense training regimen that included a strict diet and being in the gym at least six days a week,” he says.

There are some aspects of his game that he wants to improve for next season.

“I am going to focus on improving my reads and being able to react to them, as well as really getting deep into film and scouting the opponents,” Tony says. “My coaches taught me how to do this last year so with a year of experience under my belt, I hope to be much more sound.”

Tony is currently in his second year of business at the University of Alberta. He is trying to figure out which major and minor he wants to pursue.


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