Ontario & CEGEP standouts commit to ‘Red Resurgence’ in 2013

Three more players want to be part of the Red Resurgence.

Consequently, Pierre-Nicholas Konan, Kendly Auguste and Stephane Baganizi have committed to the McGill Redmen for the 2013 season.


The 6’3, 339 pound defensive lineman from Ottawa, Ontario needed a change of scenery.  Moreover, he wanted an opportunity to grow as a player but also make an immediate impact on the field.

“The reason why I chose McGill is that I needed a change,” explained Pierre-Nicholas.  “McGill was the program where I knew I could get a change; with the new coaching staff (Pat and Mickey Donovan) I knew I could learn a lot of things from them.”

“The program is in a big transition I feel like I can fill some of the voids they have. I always wanted to be part of a big venue and McGill has that. I feel they can push me to the next level.”

Pierre-Nicholas comes to McGill as a transfer from Concordia University.  Other teams he has played for during his gridiron career include the Ottawa Sooners of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) in the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL), Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Kanata Knights of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

The Redmen look forward to having Pierre-Nicolas as a member of the team.

“Pierre-Nicholas is a great young man with lots of size and potential,” added Redmen Recruiting Coordinator Pat Donovan.

Commits Kendly Auguste


The 6’4, 240 player from Montreal, Quebec will play in front of the hometown crowd on a national stage in 2013.  Ultimately, Kendly decided to commit to McGill due to academic and football reasons.

“I wanted the best combination school and football,” said Kendly.  “I know the McGill football program has a great future in the RSEQ, so I definitely wanted to be part of it.”

“I committed to McGill University because it was a great fit for me. I like the business program I’ll be entering which ensure me a good future once football is over. Also, the fact that I get to stay in Montreal was another reason. I’m very excited to work with the coaching staff and especially coach pat Donovan. I heard a lot of good thing about the program and I want to be able to soak up as much knowledge as possible.”

Most recently, the Montreal gridiron talent completed a stint with CEGEP’s John Abbott College Islanders.  Previous to the Islanders, Kendly played for his high school team, Jean Grou Jaguars.


The 6’0, 185 pound defensive back comes to the Redmen after a successful CEGEP career with Division 1 team, the Vanier Cheetahs.  In 2012, Stephane capped of his stint with the Cheetahs by winning the Bol D’Or championship victory over the Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars.

The Redmen welcome him to the fold.

“Stephane is a very athletic kid with kid with a huge upside,” commented Donovan. “He brings depth to our defensive back position.”

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