NSSAFFL all-star & Team Nova Scotia standout to play CIS football in Eastern Canada (VIDEO)

A Team Nova Scotia and NSSAFFL standout will move out East to embark on his CIS career.

Alex Bayne recently committed to the Queen’s Golden Gaels for the 2013 OUA season.  By committing to the Kingston, Ontario school, a goal was achieved.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to play football at a CIS level,” explained the 6’1, 180 pound slotback/free safety/special teams (kick return) player from Bedford, Nova Scotia.  “The fact that I have been given an opportunity to play at Queen’s is amazing. “

“It is such a great school known for not only their football program, but also high academic standards. Queen’s University is such a prestigious school and it is an honour to be able to be a part of it.  I am looking forward to working hard and doing whatever it takes.”

Additionally, there were several different reasons he chose the school.

“There were many factors that influenced my decision to attend Queen’s,” said Alex. “My parents were both supportive of me going to Queen’s based on what they had heard about the experience.”

“The person who had introduced me to the school was one of my coaches on my high school team this past season. Blaise Morrison is an alumnus of the school and he also was part of the Vanier Cup team in 2009. Hearing about his experiences really made me want to be a part of the university. He answered all my questions and helped me get into contact with Coach (Pat) Sheahan. When Blaise introduced me to Coach Sheahan his interest in me as a student and an athlete was an important part of my decision.”

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Alex recently completed his high school career with Charles P Allen Cheetahs of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL).  For his exceptional play this past season, he was selected to the league’s Nova Scotia First All-Star team at the defensive back position and to the Second All-Star team at the receiver position. Moreover, Alex represented his home province as a member of Team Nova Scotia at the 2012 Football Canada Cup in London, Ontario.

Football Nova Scotia honoured Alex for his play on both sides of the ball by selecting him as a previous recipient of the Pierre Lefebvre Award, which ranks among one of his proudest gridiron moments thus far.

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