Dinos offer rare opportunity for London recruit (VIDEO)

London running back joins CWUAA team’s 2016 class.

It was an unforgettable moment during Cole Kussmann’s recruitment process.

As he was checking his email, he was stoked to get correspondence from one CIS school.

“Living in Ontario my whole life, you can imagine my excitement when the University of Calgary emailed me with interest,” recalled Kussmann.

After an official visit, the 5’10, 180 pound running back from London, Ontario was extremely impressed and decided to sign with Dinos.  Kussmann will join the team for the 2016 CWUAA season.

“When I got to Calgary, the first thing I noticed was passion,” reflected the Ontario running back.  “The extreme passion that was being released by everyone associated with Dinos football.”

“From parents, players, coaches, alumni, everyone had such an obvious passion for University of Calgary.”

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Any concerns the running back had about fitting into the Dinos football program were put to rest while on his visit.

“I was worried that because they were a big time football team they would be a lot like some of the other places I had visited, but to my surprise it was more of a family environment than I had ever felt anywhere,” elaborated Kussmann.  “It didn’t matter where you were on the depth chart they were all a team.”

“I can’t say enough about the coaching staff, again some of if not the best in the country.”

Academics played a significant role in the Ontario offensive standout’s decision to opt for the Dinos.

“I am applying to the Haskayne School of Business and this business program is in contention with some of the best in the country,” added Kussmann.

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Kussmann has played at the high school level for Mother Teresa Spartans of the Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association (TVRAA).

Moreover, the running back as suited up for the past three seasons with the London Jr Mustangs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).  He led the league with 2200 rushing yards, 80 first downs and scored a combined total of 24 touchdowns in 11 games this past summer (eight regular season, three playoff games).

Looking ahead, Kussmann is ecstatic of the special, rare opportunity joining the Dinos provides him.

“Living in Ontario my whole life, location had an effect on my decision,” expressed Kussmann.  “I have always been the kind of person ready to go out and see new places because I love to travel.”

“I feel like going to the University of Calgary gives me a unique experience to Canada that just can’t be found in the other leagues around the country.”

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