Returning home (VIDEO)

Gabriel Simons

Regina defensive back becomes fourth CFC TOP 100 player to join CWUAA team’s 2014 class.

Gabriel Simons is coming back home to begin the next phase of his gridiron and academic career.

The 6’3, 197 pound defensive back from Regina Saskatchewan recently committed to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the 2014 CWUAA season.

This past season, Simons was playing football south of the border at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.  Previous to that, the defensive standout suited up for the Luther Lions of the Stewart Conference of the Regina Intercollegiate Football League (RIFL – Regina 3A).

Additionally, Simons has represented his home province as a member of Team Saskatchewan at two Football Canada Cups – 2012 in London, Ontario and 2013 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Last month, the Regina linebacker was a member of Team Canada’s National Under-18 squad which participated in the 2014 International Bowl Series in Arlington, Texas against Team USA.

With Simons commitment, he becomes the fourth CFC TOP 100 player to join the Huskies.  Receiver Yol Piok, defensive back/running back Kayden Johnson and offensive lineman David Singer are the other CFC TOP 100 recruits that have recently signed with the CWUAA team.

Gabe Simons

Overall, Simons is thrilled to have the opportunity to play in front of the hometown crowd while suiting up for a team that he has been familiar with throughout the years.

“I committed to the University of Saskatchewan because of all the outstanding things it has to offer,” commented Simons of his signing.  “After playing my senior year in Florida, I’m excited to get to play close to home, and at such a top quality program.”

“I have had a lot of experience with the coaching staff because of playing under them during Team Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan summer camps and I am very excited to play for them for the next five years.”

Ultimately, the Regina defensive standout wants to help the Huskies achieve major feats on the field while continuing a lengthy postseason streak.

“They have made the playoffs for 15 plus years in a row and I’m very excited to come in and contribute anyway I can,” expressed Simons.  “They have a lot of excellent players and I know I have a lot to learn from them and the coaches.”

“I have so much respect for everyone involved in the Huskie program, and am honoured to get to be a part of it.”


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