FRC – CIS football players of the week (#1): OUA stars sweep first national honours of season


Laurier Laurier’s Dillon Campbell / Photo credit Martin Bazyl

OTTAWA (CIS) – Running back Dillon Campbell and defensivelineman Kwaku Boateng, both of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, aswell as Ottawa returner Vincent Campbell are the first CIS footballplayers of the week for the 2014 season.

The regular schedule kicked off on Labour Day in the OUAconference and gets under way this weekend in the RSEQ, Canada Westand AUS.

Dillon Campbell, a fourth-year kinesiology student from Whitby,Ont., was honoured on offence thanks to a record-breakingperformance in a convincing 53-17 road win over Toronto. The5-foot-8, 195-pound senior exploded for 293 yards on only 16carries to erase the previous single-game school mark of 263 yardson the ground set by Nick Cameron in 2005. Campbell, who led theOUA last season with 867 rushing yards, found the end zone on a74-yard run in the first quarter and on a career-best 98-yardscamper in the fourth.

Boateng, a second-year business student from Milton, Ont., alsoentered the Golden Hawks’ record book on Monday and took homethe weekly honour on defence. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound sophomore,who was selected to the OUA’s all-rookie team a year ago,recorded four quarterback sacks against the Varsity Blues, one morethan the previous single-game team standard which was shared byfour players. He also forced a fumble and added another half tacklefor a loss in his season debut.

Vincent Campbell, a second-year criminology student fromLachute, Que., was the choice on special teams following aspectacular all-around performance in a 51-7 domination of York.The 5-foot-11, 205-pound speedster racked up 125 yards on five puntreturns, including a 72-yard score early in the second quarter,which was the only major off of a return in week one. He added a30-yard TD reception midway through the fourth frame.

Offensive nominees:
AUS: No league games scheduled
RSEQ: No league games scheduled
OUA: Dillon Campbell, running back, Wilfrid Laurier(recipient)
CWUAA: No league games scheduled

Watch Laurier’s Dillon Campbell’s 293 record breakingrushing yards.

Defensive nominees:
AUS: No league games scheduled
RSEQ: No league games scheduled
OUA: Kwaku Boateng, defensive lineman, Wilfrid Laurier(recipient)
CWUAA: No league games scheduled

Special team nominees:
AUS: No league games scheduled
RSEQ: No league games scheduled
OUA: Vincent Campbell, returner, Ottawa (recipient)
CWUAA: No league games scheduled

Check out this video of Ottawa’s Vincent Campbell’s 72 yardpunt return touchdown.

2014 REGULARSEASON SCHEDULE & RESULTS: WEEKS 1 & 2 (all timeslocal)

September 1
Queen’s 39, Windsor 30 (at Windsor)
Carleton 33, Waterloo 14 (at Waterloo)
Ottawa 51, York 7 (at Ottawa)
McMaster 34, Guelph 27 OT (at McMaster)
Laurier 53, Toronto 17 (at Toronto)

September 5
17:30 Alberta at No. 2 Calgary (CanadaWest.TV)
19:00 StFX at Saint Mary’s (
19:00 No. 6 Manitoba at No. 10 Saskatchewan (Shaw TV &CanadaWest.TV)
19:00 No. 7 UBC at Regina (CanadaWest.TV)

September 6
13:00 Toronto at No. 8 Guelph (OUA.TV)
13:00 Ottawa at No. 9 Queen’s (OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 5 McMaster at Waterloo (OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 3 Western at York (OUA.TV)
13:00 Laurier at Windsor (TVCogeco & OUA.TV)
13:00 Bishop’s at Concordia (Radio-Canada & & StretchTV)
14:00 Acadia at Mount Allison (Eastlink TV &
16:00 McGill at Sherbrooke
19:00 No. 4 Montreal at No. 1 Laval (

About Football Reporters of Canada

Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) represents journalists andbroadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football.Since 1958, Football Reporters of Canada has been an organizationof media members who have covered the Canadian Football League,serving to select the league’s outstanding players,coach-of-the-year and all-star teams through voting conducted byits members. In 2009, the FRC amalgamated with the UniversityFootball Reporters of Canada (UFRC) to give the organizationgreater scope in its affiliation with amateur and college football.FRC also works with the CFL and CIS to establish guidelines andworking conditions for the men and women who report on the game.Selected members of FRC also help to choose builders, players andmedia members for induction into the Canadian Football Hall ofFame.

About the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup

Canadian Interuniversity Sport will celebrate the 50th TELUSVanier Cup throughout its 2014 football season. For the first timein history, the championship game will be staged in Montreal – atPercival Molson Memorial Stadium – on Saturday, November 29, at 1p.m. ET, live on Sportsnet and Radio-Canada.

Official TELUS Vanier Cup website (including ticket information)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body ofuniversity sport in Canada. Every year, over 11,500student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities and fourregional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12different sports. CIS also provides high performance internationalopportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and SummerUniversiades, as well as numerous world university championships.For further information, visit or follow us on:



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