Lancers sign three provincial recruits (VIDEO)

Recruits from three different cities join OUA team’s 2015 class

Windsor Lancers have announced the additions of three provincial recruits to their football program.

Jake Faubert, Steve Appleyard and Cody Knight are the newest Lancers. All three will join the team for the 2015 OUA season.

Jake Faubert commitment 2


The 6’1, 185 pound free safety from Belle River, Ontario will be making a position transition this fall with the Lancers.

Previously, he played at the quarterback position with both the Belle River Nobles of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSAA) and Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

“Jake was one of the top quarterback’s in the Windsor area,” commented Lancers Head Coach Joe D’Amore.  “He has great athleticism and we will feel he can easily transition into playing free safety.”

“He is very physical and smart. He will compete early for playing time.”

For his part, Faubert chose the Lancers due to proximity as well as the strength of the football program.

“I felt Windsor was my best option because of the location,” explained Faubert of his decision. “I always wanted to attend a school that was close to home so I could easily stay in touch with my friends and family.”

“I also have many friends and teammates playing for the Lancers currently so I think the transition into university football will be more than welcoming. As many people know, they have an exceptional football program there and the coaching is phenomenal. Coach D’Amore has been more than helpful with the process and is a great guy.”

Steve Appleyard


The 6’1, 205 pound linebacker from LaSalle comes to the Lancers after completing his high school career with Villanova Wildcats of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSAA).

“Steve is a solid linebacker who can compete to find time on special teams,” assessed D’Amore.  “He is smart and physical.”

“He will have to work on increasing his speed. But has potential to be a solid player.”


The 5’11, 185 pound wide receiver from Toronto has played for King City Lions of the York Region Athletic Association (YRAA).

“Cody is a solid receiver with good speed,” said D’Amore.  “He is in great shape and will come in and work at developing his route running.”

“He is great potential and we feel could grow into a solid player for us.”


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