Local recruit “happy to be able to be a part of something special” at UBC

White Rock quarterback joins CWUAA team’s 2016 class.

Cole Meyer has been afforded an opportunity to play in front of the hometown crowd at the CIS level.

The 5’11, 175 pound quarterback from White Rock has signed with his local CIS team, University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds. Meyer will join the team for the 2016 CWUAA season.

“I really feel like I fit the offensive scheme well; it’s pretty exciting seeing the talent we have on both sides of the ball,” commented the standout of his commitment.  “You can see and feel from last year how the team and atmosphere here in Vancouver has changed for the Thunderbirds.”

“Coach Nill is really amazing at what he does and I am happy to be able to be apart of something special at UBC.”

Meyer began his gridiron career at the age of seven. During his career, he helped community team White Rock Titans win the Midget Championship in 2011 and was named Senior Bowl Offensive Game MVP as well as Most Valuable Quarterback in 2012. He played for the Earl Marriott Mariners of the British Columbia High School Football Association (BCHSFA).

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Leaving his hometown at the age of 17, Meyer moved on to the Calgary Colts of the Prairie Football Conference (PFC) in the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL).

“I went to Calgary because I wanted to surround myself with some of the best football players in Canada,” recalled the quarterback.  “I had some really amazing quarterbacks competing against me.”

“The coaching and atmosphere was what I needed to develop as a Quarterback and as a person. At the time, I don’t think I even knew how I would get back but phone calls with my mom and grandma throughout my stay in Calgary kept me focused at tough times. I also had some pretty amazing people in Calgary lend more then a helping hand.”

During his final campaign with the Colts, Meyer played mutliple positions such as receiver and safety in the hopes that his versaility on the field would catch the attention of a CIS program.  Sure enough, the Thunderbirds took notice and he is thrilled to extend his gridiron career back home.

“I am grateful to have received an opportunity to attend this year’s camp with the national defending champions,” added Meyer.

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