FB Hrizai’s gridiron life (VIDEO)

Clansmen standout looking at all options

Murdoch MacKay Clansmen’s fullback Halem Hrizai is inspired by family

Halem Hrizai

Fullback, Offensive Line (Tackle), Defensive Line

6’3,255 lbs

Murdoch MacKay Clansmen (high school: WHSFL)
Transcona Nationals (minor: MMFL)


Official Visits:



At seven years old, Halem Hrizai joined his first team, the Transcona Nationals of the Manitoba Major Football League (MMFL) where he played for seven seasons.

For his eight year, he moved on to play for the Murdoch MacKay Clansmen of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL). In 2014, Hrizai was on the 2014 team Manitoba Gold on his rookie season and was runner up for Rookie of the Year.

Halem has completed his ninth season on the gridiron with the Clansmen. During his time on the field, Halem earned numerous awards with the Nationals as well as Clansmen Rookie of the Year and the Clansmen Leadership Award both in 2015.

The biggest highlight from last season for Halem was during a game against the Oak Park Raiders.

”I think my biggest highlight of last season had to be the Oak Park game, during that game I just felt unstoppable where ever I went,” said Halem.  “The game was a highlight for me and the team since we won the game at the very end using a fake field goal play, it was for sure a memory I’ll have in my head for a long time.”

Halem’s parents and siblings have been the most influential people in his life.

“The most influential people in my life will have to be my parents and my siblings, they are always there when I need their help and they are just people who inspire me to be who I am”, mentioned Hrizai.

In football Halem doesn’t look up to any famous people as his influential people. However, Halem has been influence by his coaches,

Halem said, “It’s just been coaches every year who just make me a better man in general.”

After he’s done in high school, Halem will for sure be going to university, and for his career choice he plans to become a physical education teacher.

The recruitment process has been going okay for Halem so far. Hrizai has had some interest from CIS schools, but his first option will be a school in the states.

For Halem’s training, he does a lot of Olympic weightlifting, and also football conditioning. He’s also done yoga to work on his flexibility, which helped him tremendously.

In the upcoming months, Halem will be attending some Division 2 schools, camps and hopefully some of the University of North Dakota (UND) camps.

For Halem’s last season of high school, he plans on improving his speed and footwork. Hrizai concluded, “My blocking has been doing good but it’s always a technique I’m working on to make it as good as possible.”

Advocating for football prospects one story at a time.

Leave a Reply