Pair sticks together for next chapter

Western adds to Toronto commits to their 2018 class.

Running back Keon Edwards and athlete Will Hunter from St. Michael’s College School have shared many stories over the years, and now they will write the next chapter of their stories together on the Western Mustangs.

Keon Edwards

Courtesy of Keon Edwards.

It was in 2015 when Keon Edwards was first introduced to Western’s coaching staff. “I first met Coach Marcus at Team Ontario and after that we developed a great relationship as he is one of my favourite coaches,” Edwards said. “Coach Synder and I also have a great relationship. I’ve known him for a while and we always kept in contact.”

Interested in taking media information technologies or social sciences, Edwards felt confident that he wouldn’t be simply ‘another athlete’ at Western. “Western doesn’t want me just as a football player but as a student as well. They care about my off-field abilities as well. They want to see me succeed on and off the field, which is what appealed to me the most,” he said.

“The energy and confidence that Western’s coaching staff encompasses has been a great factor in my decision to commit to the team,” he added. “I chose Western because it was the right fit for me.”

Edwards, who is 5’11, 195lbs, has played for five teams in his six-year career, the Metro Toronto Wildcats (OMFL), the Toronto Jr. Argos (OFC), the Etobicoke Eagles (OVFL), the St. Michaels’ Kerry Blues (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) and Team Ontario.

In 2015, he captured an International Bowl and was a junior Metro Bowl champion. He is a three-time CISAA champion in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Last season, he helped the Blues capture an Independent Bowl.

Will Hunter

When it came to his academic and football career, Will Hunter couldn’t overlook what Western had to offer. “It was the best place for me to continue my football career while getting one of the best educations in Canada,” he said. “Everything from the coaching staff to their commitment to excellence (was appealing). The whole coaching staff is awesome. I’m excited to get coached by such great men.”

Hunter has been playing football for eight years. While with the Kerry Blues, his team captured a CISSAA and an OFSAA Bowl. He will be taking a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies at Western.

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