Fortifying the offense (VIDEO)

Daniel Casavant

CEGEP & Ontario standouts newest recruits to join AUS team’s 2014 class.

Two offensive standouts have opted to begin their CIS careers in the AUS Conference.

Daniel Casavant and Jaegar Prot are the newest additions to the Saint Mary’s Huskies. Both recruits will join the team for the 2014 AUS season.


The 5’11, 225 pound offensive lineman from Quebec is welcoming a change of scenery and looks forward to being instructed by the Huskies coaching staff.

“The reasons why I committed to Saint Mary’s are going to school and playing football outside of Quebec was what I always wanted,” explained Casavant of his decision.  “The school and city feel like a great fit and the football program is on the rise to something big that I want to be a part of.”

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to play football with the Huskies and excited to be coached by Coach Perry Marchese and the rest of the Huskies coaching staff.”

Casavant comes to the Huskies after completing his CEGEP career with Division 2 team, John Abbott Islanders.  Previous to the Islanders, the lineman has also suited up for his high school team, Les Citadins de la cité Des Jeunes as well as midget/junior squad St. Lazare Stallions.

“We are very happy to have Daniel join us at Saint Mary’s,” commented Huskies Head Coach Perry Marchese.  “He is a great addition to the family.”


Jaegar Prot


The 5’11, 210 pound receiver/slotback from Arnprior, Ontario envisioned himself a Husky for the next four to five years.  Moreover, Head Coach Perry Marchese played a significant role in his decision to commit to the Halifax, Nova Scotia campus.

“The reason I chose Saint Mary’s starts with Coach Perry,” expressed Prot.  “Coach Perry was so down to earth with every conversation we had both football and non-football related.”

“On my visit I really noticed a “family feeling” and players made me feel as if I was at home. After sitting down with my family, this was the best university that I could see myself for the next four years. I also really enjoy the “high school feeling” as class numbers are very small and it is easy to get help from your professor.”

This past season, Prot suited up for both the Ottawa Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Ottawa Junior Riders of the Quebec Junior Football League (QJFL). During his stint in the OVFL, he amassed 920 receiving yards on 53 catches while setting a record for combined yardage in a season.  The receiver/slotback led the Riders to the league championship title and for his efforts; he was named Best Offensive Player.  In the QJFL, Prot had 136 receiving yards on six catches and scored a touchdown.  He was named Junior League Rookie of the Year.

Prot played for his high school team, Arnprior Redmen of the Eastern Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (EOSSAA).   During his time there, he was named Redmen Team MVP.

“We are very happy to have Jaegar join us at Saint Mary’s,” added Marchese.  “He is a great addition to the family.”

(Casavant Photo Credit:  Marc Carle)




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