2014 CIS Football Player to Watch: Kevin Bradfield, Toronto Varsity Blues

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Source: Jill Clark, Toronto SportsInfo

Name: Kevin Bradfield
University: University of Toronto
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
High school / Cegep: Woodbridge College
Position: Returner, Receiver
Academic program: Employment Relations
Year of eligibility: 4
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185

Key stats 2014: Led the OUA and CIS with 734yards on 59 punt returns and one touchdown.

Etched his named into Uof T’s record book, passing Glenn McCausland’s (1990-94) careerpunt return yardage record of 1,135 yards. Also set new U of Trecords for the most punt returns (59) and punt return yardage(734) in a single season. Led the Blues and ranked fifth in the OUAwith 18 kick returns for 412 yards.

Awards & honours (since start of CIScareer): 2013 OUA first team all-star, 2013 CIS first teamall-Canadian

Kevin Bradfield enters his fourth season with the Varsity Bluesin 2014. The Toronto native has shown great improvement and isbecoming an incredibly versatile player. Bradfield stepped up asthe Blues returner in 2012, leading the OUA and CIS in kick returnyardage, and continued to turn heads in 2013, leading both theconference and nation in punt return yardage and being honoured asa CIS all-Canadian.

High School: Named a York region and GTAall-star at safety…named the most valuable player on thebasketball, football, volleyball, baseball and tennisteams…induced into the Woodbridge College athletic hall offame.

OVFL: Is a two-time OVFL all-star.

Varsity:
2013:
Dressed for all eight games…led the OUA and CISwith 734 yards on 59 punt returns and one touchdown…made acareer-high 97-yard punt return for a touchdown vs Guelph on Sept.14…etched his named into U of T’s record book, passing GlennMcCausland’s (1990-94) career punt return yardage record of 1,135yards…also set new U of T records for the most punt returns (59)and punt return yardage (734) in a single season, surpassing RogerLippert’s 1983 records of 49 returns for 539 yards…led the teamand ranked fifth in the OUA 18 kick returns for 412 yards…made acareer-long 56-yard kick return vs Waterloo on Oct. 19…named anOUA first team all-star and CIS first team all-Canadian.

2012: Dressed for all eight games…made fourreceptions for 53 yards…ranked first in the OUA and CIS with 698kick return yards and first in the OUA with 355 punt returnyards…recorded a career-high 154 yards on six kick returns atQueen’s on Oct. 20…made a career-high 49-yard kick return vs Yorkon Oct. 13…recorded a career-high 72 yards on eight punt returnsvs Laurier on Sept. 3…made a career-high 47-yard punt return atWaterloo on Sept. 29.

2011: Dressed for all eight games….made a14-yard reception at Windsor on Sept. 5…made one kick return for29 yards vs Western on Oct. 15…made five punt returns for 49yards vs Waterloo on Oct. 22.

Career Statistics

Returns

GP

KR

YDS

AVG/K

TD

LG

PR

YDS

AVG/P

TD

LG

2013

8

18

412

22.89

0

56

59

734

12.44

1

97

2012

8

30

698

23.3

0

49

36

355

9.9

0

47

2011

8

1

29

29

0

29

5

49

9.8

0

22

Receiving

GP

NO

YDS

AVG/A

AVG/G

TD

LG

2012

8

4

53

13.2

6.6

0

17

2011

8

1

14

14

1.75

0

14

Personal:

Nicknames: KJ
Favourite professional team: Pittsburg Steelers
Favourite food: Banana Fritters
Favourite music: Outkast
Favourite TV show: Archer, Breaking Bad
Most influential person: Dad

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