Gryphons charter new territory

Regina receiver makes history and becomes third CFC 100 recruit to join OUA team’s 2015 class.

The Guelph Gryphons secured their third CFC 100 recruit prior to the CIS Blackout.

Kade Belyk has committed to the Gryphons.  The 6’0, 170 pound receiver from Regina, Saskatchewan will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

“Kade is not only a great receiver who we think has the ability to make an impact early, he is also a first for Guelph,” commented Gryphons Offensive Coordinator Todd Galloway.  “He is the first player from Saskatchewan that we have gotten to Guelph in recent history.”

“Kade is a proven receiver, he is a winner of multiple high school provincial championships and he will be representing Team Canada in Texas in January.”

This past fall, the CFC 100 receiver guided the Dr. Martin LeBoldus Golden Suns of the Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL) to their third consecutive Saskatchewan 4A Provincial Championship. In eight games, Belyk amassed 648 yards on 28 receptions and scored 14 receiving touchdowns.  Additionally, he had 277 rushing yards on 20 carries and two rushing touchdowns.

For his part, reputation, support and family played a prominent role in Belyk’s decision to choose the Gryphons.

“One of the main attractions for me to go to Guelph was their football team’s success; being ranked fifth in the nation and always competing with the best is something I look forward to,” expressed the CFC 100 receiver.  “Another reason for me was the campus and the academic support that they give to me.”

“Being a student athlete is tough and knowing that there is help is really encouraging. Another reason is my sister Haley goes to Guelph and plays for the varsity girls basketball team, I don’t know if I would’ve made that big of a step to leave home and she was a big help. I’m excited for next year!”

With Belyk’s commitment, he becomes the third CFC 100 recruit to sign with the Gryphons. Running back Khaliel James and defensive tackle Jesse Kocins are the other CFC 100 players to join the team.


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