Northern Colorado future?

Second St. Andrew’s College Saints player gets NCAA Division 1 offer in recent weeks.

Another St. Andrew’s College Saints player has received an NCAA Divison 1 offer.

Today, Class 2013 defensive end Tyler Topolinski has been given an offer from NCAA Division 1 team, North Colorado Bears.

Saints head coach Len Gurr couldn’t be more ecstatic of the news.

“We’re all tremendously proud of Ty,” commented Gurr.  “He has worked extremely hard in the weight room and on the practice field to become a highly explosive defensive end.”

“He was a key ingredient in our defensive success last season.”

The 6’3, 250 defensive end recently finished his high school career with the Saints, who compete in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA). With the Saints, Topolinski led the team into the 2011 CISAA senior championship game where he faced a familiar opponent: his previous high school team, the Upper Canada College Blues.

Contributing with a sack, multiple tackles and one batted ball, the Saints defensive end led the team to the championship title. Moreover, the Saints earned a ticket to the Metro Bowl, where they ended up as finalists.


Previous to the Saints, Topolinski has an equally successful career with the Blues, where he led the team to the 2009 CISAA junior championship title as well as a 2010 CISAA Championship title and Metro Bowl semi-final appearance.

Additionally, Topolinski won an OVFL league championship title with the Toronto Thunder in 2010.  The Ontario defensive end played for the Markham Raiders football organization and has also been selected as a GTA Rising Star.

Earlier this month, Saints quarterback Chris Merchant got an NCAA Division 1 offer from Buffalo.  Class 2013 Offensive lineman Peter Godber is set to begin his NCAA career with the Rice Owls this upcoming fall.

Gurr said that Topolinski has the potential, talent and experience to succeed at the NCAA Division 1 level at the defensive end position.

“Ty has all of the measureables NCAA coaches look for at that position,” added Gurr.  “He’s long, lean, athletic, and shows great burst and acceleration off the edge.”

“I know speaking with (defensive line) Coach (Jon) Carpenter at Northern Colorado, he loves Ty’s overall talent level and potential. They see him as having the tools to become that type of edge rusher teams covet in order to disrupt the passing game.”


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