Dinos stay local, grab 2 CFC100 commits

The University of Calgary welcomes two top-tier players in Calgary to their Class of 2017.

The University of Calgary Dinos dipped into the local recruiting pool and have pulled out CFC100s in the form of cornerback Deane Leonard and offensive lineman Tyler Packer from Notre Dame High School.

 Deane Leonard
Sometimes, a chance to stay home and play university is hard to surpass. “At UofC, I get great coaching, great school and a winning tradition,” Calgary’s Deane Leonard said. “I believe UofC has some of the most genuine and hardworking coaches in the west. Coach Rapini played a big factor in my decision.”

The future business student said he also felt comfortable in the team’s atmosphere. The 6’1, 175lbs athlete will know at least two fellow Notre Dame Pride (Calgary High School Athletic Association) players in the locker room.

In his career, he has also suited up for Team Alberta and the Calgary Mavericks. He is a defensive MVP and a midget and high school league all-star. He was also nominated for the Harry Hood Award, which is presented to an outstanding Calgary football player in grade 12.

 Tyler Packer
Leonard will be staying in town with fellow Calgary-resident and CFC100 teammate, Tyler Packer. Standing at a towering 6’7, 300lbs, Packer has spent his time on the other side of the ball as a tackle and nose guard. Along with the Pride, he has also played with the Calgary Hilltoppers. In his eight seasons playing, he has won an Ironman award, rookie of the year and is a two-time offensive lineman of the year and Aaron Niedergesaess Memorial Award winner.

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