Distinct potential (VIDEO)

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Prairie defensive standout recently joins CWUAA team’s 2014 class.

Samson Abbott is going to play for a Prairie CIS team.  However, it will not be in his home province.

The 6’3 ½, 225 pound defensive end/linebacker who is a native of  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has recently committed to the University of Alberta Golden Bears for the 2014 CWUAA season.

Abbott comes to the Golden Bears after completing a two year varsity stint with the St. Paul’s Crusaders of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL).  In those two seasons, he helped the team to a perfect 20-0 record en route to two consecutive provincial ‘AAA’ Championships.

For his stellar play on the field, the defensive standout was the recipient of the Cholakis Brothers Outstanding Lineman Award.  This past season, Abbott led the team in sacks and tackles.  Moreover, he was a captain in 2013 with the Crusaders.

In July 2013, Abbott participated as a member of Team Manitoba at the Football Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick.

“The vast majority of the schools that approached me had good engineering programs and good academic support for athletes, and Alberta was no different,” explained Abbott.  “What really set them apart for me was their current situation, and potential, which reminded me of St. Paul’s.”

“Being a two-year member of a varsity team that has won four of the last five provincial championships is a huge honor and when people look at the class of 2014 I think they’re going to forget that we came from very humble beginnings. Playing on losing Junior Varsity and AA Varsity teams that got embarrassed by teams like our rivals Oak Park, to growing up to beat those same kids two years later was an incredible process, and probably the most fulfilling part of my experience at St. Paul’s. I think Alberta is in a similar position with a long way to go, but with a lot of potential, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of the process.”

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