SFU has ‘vision for something new’

SFU welcomes a provincial commit to their 2019 class.

Samuel Davenport, a wide receiver from Robert Bateman Secondary, is ready for the challenge that comes with being a member of the Simon Fraser Clan.

“SFU was one of the first schools to reach out to me. I appreciated that the program was growing and had a vision for something new and exciting,” he said. “I knew being at SFU would challenge me both academically and as a football player.”

Davenport, who is from Abbotsford, BC, added that, “It helps that it is close to home and having the support of my family has been an important part of my development.”

During his career, Davenport played with the Abbotsford Falcons (VCFL) in 2008 and from 2010 to 2014. He also played three seasons with the Robert Bateman Timberwolves (BCSSFA). “Part of what made my high school experience so incredible was the feeling of family and care for one another as teammates,” Davenport said. “I believe the coaching staff at SFU have the same passion. They really care about their players.”

Davenport said that Head Coach Ford and the rest of the staff have been extremely supportive and encouraging. “They have welcomed me to the Clan family enthusiastically,” he added.

The 6’1, 160lbs multi-sport athlete has been accepted into arts and social sciences. His hope is to study kinesiology.

“I cannot speak enough to the value of being a multi-sport athlete. The coaches at Bateman and now SFU have consistently encouraged me to continue pursuing both basketball and ruby,” Davenport said. “While they will come to an end this year as I focus solely on football, both those sports have contributed to my success as an athlete.”

Throughout his career, Davenport has been recognized for a variety of achievements both on the offence and defence. In his senior year he was named as a conference all-star as a wide receiver and a provincial all-star as a defensive back. He has also played in two Fox 40 Prospect Challenges in 2017 and 2018.

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