Regina Rams commit has watched Rams become ‘powerhouse’

Regina adds a local commit to their Class of 2018.

Attending the University of Regina is a family affair for Tyler Lalonde, a receiver from Michael A. Riffel High School, but he will have the added bonus of suiting up for his hometown team, the Regina Rams.

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Lalonde said he chose the school because it is close to home and both of his siblings attend the university. “My family and I have been watching as the Rams grow and become the powerhouse that they are today,” he added. “I also chose this school because of the great atmosphere and the enthusiasm from all the players.”

Courtesy of Tyler Lalonde.

Over the course of his career, Lalonde has had the opportunity to connect and work with the Rams coaches. “I have had all positive experiences,” he said. “I have come to know how they value education and football. All around, they are a great group of guys and I look forward to working with them next season.”

Starting out in his former hometown of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Lalonde has been playing football since the age of ten. When his family moved to Regina, he played three years of Regina Minor Football. In grade ten, he started for his high school team, the Riffel Royals (Regina High School Athletic Association) under the guidance of his coach, Derek Pilon. In 2016, he captured a silver medal with the Royals in the city championship.

The potential kinesiology student stands at 5’10, 180lbs. He has had the chance to play with the U16 South Saskatchewan team where he won a gold medal. This past summer, he said he was honoured to travel with U18 Team Saskatchewan to compete in the 2017 Football Canada Cup. He walked away with a silver medal.

Before entering university, Lalonde took a moment to appreciate all of those who have helped make this possible. “I would like to thank my entire family, many of them having travelled great distances to watch me play. There is no way I would have the success I have (had) today without the great support of family and friends,” he said.

“I would also like to thank the many coaches who have shaped me into the athlete and man I am today.”

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