#CFC100 Fitzgerald: “It was something I dreamed of my whole life and the hard work paid off” (VIDEO)

It has been a surreal but exciting time for #CFC100 Zack Fitzgerald.

After the stunning news he received on Friday that he had been given his first NCAA Division 1 offer from Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team Albany Great Danes, the 5’9, 173 pound defensive back from Pierrefonds, Montreal, Quebec is still processing the turn of events.

However, he is ecstatic that he has achieved his ultimate gridiron goal.

“It was trully a blessing, it was something I dreamed of my whole life and the hard work paid off,” expressed Fitzgerald.  “I was in shock and hard to actually believe the coach just offered me.”

Fitzgerald began his gridiron ascension with the Amabaie at the peewee level.  Among the other teams he has played for during his career include North Shore Lions and his high school team, Dorval Jean XXIII Faucons.

Currently, he is preparing for his final season with CEGEP Divison 1 team, Vanier College Cheetahs.

“This fall, I’m just going to focus on my senior year at Vanier College and make sure I stay on track with my schooling,” commented Fitzgerald, who will be making a decision on his future gridiron home sometime around February.

Moreover, he has represented his home province as a member of both Team Canada and Team Quebec.

During his career, he has received several honours including Provincial Championship MVP as well as a CEGEP Division 1 All-Star selection in 2014.

He has also trained with Victor Tedondo at Gridiron Academy in Ottawa, Ontario.

This past May, Fitzgerald was included in the first edition of the #CFC100 CLASS 2017 RANKINGS.  While he is grateful, the defensive back will continue to make strides in the coming months to move up to a higher position.

“Being on the #CFC100 is a blessing,” emphasized Fitzgerald.  “I will just keep working hard and see where all this leads me to.”

“I thank the Lord every day.”

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