Kory’s young life was cut short in a tragic accident at the age of 24. He was an extraordinary young man with an incredibly promising future, beloved and respected by his teammates, coaches, and friends. He made his family immeasurably proud. His loss will be felt deeply by all members of the football community. Kory had recently graduated with a 3.7 GPA from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, where he was a Thunderbirds running back. He was recog
VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds football program has secured a big part of its future with the commitment of quarterback Garrett Rooker who will join the blue and gold this fall.
The 6-foot-3 pivot from League City, Texas heads north with a tremendous list of accomplishments to his name including two 6A District Championships with Clear Springs High School where he also set the all-time program record with 65 touchdown passes while finishing his varsity career with 5,540 y
VANCOUVER – With the 2020 CFL Draft just days away, it marks a full calendar year since UBC Thunderbirds alumnus and current Toronto Argonauts quarterback Michael O'Connor embarked on his professional career.
Selected 20th overall by the Argos in the 2019 CFL Draft, O'Connor became the highest Canadian quarterback drafted since Jesse Palmer went 15th overall in 2001.
The historic moment began an eventful first year of professional football for the Orleans, Ontario native
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The first benefit for World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls’ initiative raised almost $500,000 for a Cambodian housing project. Jordan, David and Manjy Sidoo were there to help raise funds and support this cause. Read more in BC Business Magazine: https://www.bcbusiness.ca/World-Housing-House-Party—Change-the-Rules-for-Girls-2020 #frontpage #news
Dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. Congratulations Michael O’Connor! Michael O’Connor has all the tools to make him a top-flight quarterback, the presence in the pocket, the touch on throws, the big arm, the quick release and the confidence. When it comes to the subtle areas associated with the position, only a trained eye such as Argos offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach Jacques Chapdelaine could spot characteristics that separate average QBs from
Credit: Johany Jutras/CFL.ca View the Video Here TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have selected quarterback Michael O’Connor in the third round (20th overall) of the 2019 CFL Draft. O’Connor was ranked No. 17 on the CFL’s third and final Scouting Bureau Rankings released in April. The quarterback attended the CFL Combine presented by New Era in March, putting up 14 reps on the bench press, jumping 29″ in the vertical jump and 9’2.63″ in the broad. He also finished the 3-cone d
View the Video Here After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, former University of British Columbia quarterback Michael O'Connor will attend the Seattle Seahawks' rookie mini-camp next week, according TSN's Farhan Lalji. O’Connor, who stands 6'5" and weighs 235 pounds, threw for 3,131 yards 17 touchdown against just five interceptions last season with UBC. After working out in front of NFL personnel ahead of the draft, it was thought that the Orleans, Ont. native could pot
He’s a name you might not be familiar with now, but Michael O’Connor is hoping that’ll change come football season. O’Connor just wrapped up his senior year at the University of British Columbia, where he guided the Thunderbirds for the last four seasons, winning a Vanier Cup Championship along the way. He was also an instrumental part in revitalizing the football program and putting UBC back on the map. “Mike is always the first to be here and last to leave,” Thunderbirds he
@FBallGameplan @Tonyrazz03 - Tony Racioppi was the OC and QB Coach for the FCS Bowl Game and is an NFL Prep QB Coach and ex pro athlete (Test Football Academy in New Jersey). UBC Quarterback Michael O’Connor was in Daytona, FL for the 2018 FCS Bowl. O'Connor competed amongst the nations best players showcasing skills in front of both NFL and CFL scouts. #frontpage #news