Soaring to Burnaby

Ravens standout to suit up for NCAA Division 2 team.

An exciting gridiron chapter is about to unfold for Terry Fox Ravens centre Michael Beck.

Michael Beck


6’3, 265 lbs

Terry Fox Ravens (high school: BCHSFA)
Coquitlam Minor Football (BCCFA)
Vikings (minor:  CMFL)
Team BC

Simon Fraser (NCAA Division 2)



For the past four years, Michael has played for the Terry Fox Ravens of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).

“I’ve won Top Offensive Lineman for my team six times and most improved once,” Michael says.  “I was a Provincial All-Star offensive Lineman and I played for Team BC for two years.”

Now that Michael has reached his senior year of high school, he has made a commitment for the next four years of his life on and off the gridiron signing with NCAA Division 2 team, Simon Fraser Clan.

Michael was born in Vancouver and grew up in Port Coquitlam, so his decision to take his talents to the Clan had a lot to do with Simon Fraser’s location atop Burnaby Mountain, between Vancouver and Port Coquitlam.

“I committed to play football at Simon Fraser because I want to play in front of my parents,” Michael says.

Michael is confident that his experiences in high school have readied him for the challenges ahead.

“Game days for me are usually on a school day so I don’t have the time to worry about rituals,” Michael says.   “I just try to keep a clear mind and keep focused.”

As he moves towards the next stage of his life and career, Michael has been reflecting on his years playing high school ball. The Ravens made it to the Provincial ‘AAA’ Championships in 2013, and Michael has great memories of that Ravens’ road to the championship.

“It was a long ride with a lot of ups and downs with my teammates,” Michael says, “But we won’t soon forget it.”

Michael gives a good deal of credit for his burgeoning career to Kevin Chin, father of Concordia long snapper Jordan Chin and Simon Fraser linebacker Casey Chin and coach to many British Columbia athletes.

“Coach Kevin Chin was my first football coach,” Michael says. “He first lit the fire for me to really love this sport.”

“Unfortunately he passed away a year after but he will always be in my heart.”


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