UBC coaches’ resumes ‘big sell’ for commit

UBC welcomes a Canadian playing in America to their Class of 2018.

It’s time for quarterback Cameron Fietz from Midwest Prep Academy to go back to the city where his life began and show the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds what he is capable of.

After a stint in the United States, Fietz is returning to the land of his birth. His football career has taken him out of his current hometown of Calgary, Alberta, to Rantoul, Illinois, and now to where he was brought into this world, Vancouver, BC.

Fietz spent one fall season with the Midwest Academy Prep Vikings in 2017 before starting a business commerce degree at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. He is seeking to transfer into the Saunder School of Business in the fall.

“I chose to commit to UBC because it was a perfect fit both academically and athletically. Saunder School of Business is internationally ranked within the top 50, and UBC as a university is consistently at the top of the national rankings. This goes to show just how valuable a degree from Suader is, as well as the networking that occurs,” he said.

Courtesy of Cameron Fietz.

After completing his undergrad, Fietz plans on taking corporate law in order to become a litigator.

Back on the football field, Fietz found himself enthralled with the UBC coaching staff. “The coaching staff at UBC was the big sell for me,” he said. “Head Coach Nill’s history as a three-time Vanier Cup champion and as a head coach in the U Sports league has defined his success in leading programs to win no matter where the starting point.”

Fietz has also taken a shine to his new offensive coordinator, Coach Ptaszek. He said that his experience in the CFL demonstrates his prestigious knowledge of the game and what it takes to win.

Coming into the 2018 season, UBC’s starting and backup quarterbacks will be entering their senior year. “This truly opens the door to compete for the starting position for my starting career,” Fietz said.

“For my position, I am covered with one of the best quarterback coaches in the nation. Coach Prepchuk and his knowledge on the position has enabled me to improve my mechanics and add velocity to my throw with just one visit to their campus while we reviewed my film,” he added.

Always seeking to improve, Fietz noted the Thunderbirds’ athletic development and academic aid as a major reason for his commitment. “They offer top-of-the-line strength and conditioning as well as well-organized academic support to maintain good time management,” he said. “I’m more than excited to see the quarterback I’ll become with all these great coaches and resources for success.”

In his career, the 6’2, 195lbs athlete has played for a variety of teams. In junior high school, he was a member of the Fonthill Eagles. In high school, he played with the Holy Trinity Academy Knights (Big Rock League) and the Big Rock Bengals (Calgary Area Midget Football League). In 2016, he was the Knights’ team MVP, offensive player of the year and the recipient of the leadership and dedication award. He also won the quarterback of the conference all-star award. He helped bring the Knights to their first BRL finals in his four years as a quarterback.

With a university football career on the horizon, if this signing could be made any more special, Fietz made it official on his birthday.

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