The University of Calgary football Dinos continue to sign outstanding graduates of the Calgary High School system.
The Dinos confirmed the signing of 6’6”, 250 lbs. defensive lineman Cole Snyder from the Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats earlier this month.
Snyder is a product of the Colts minor football organization where he was a Calgary Midget football league all-star in 2017 despite only playing football for two seasons.
Cole is currently a CFC Top 100 graduating High School player for 2018.
An outstanding athlete, Cole is an excellent basketball player starting on the senior team and concentrated on basketball until recently.
The 17 year old Snyder hopes to enter the Haskayne School of Business in 2018 at the U of C. He was coached in High School by former Canadian Football League player Derek McCready and played youth football for former University of Calgary Dinos linebacker Biaggio Iannace.
“The coaching staff at Calgary is phenomenal and the best in country. It is a very professional program that I am looking to be a part of,” stated Snyder who was approached by Saskatchewan, Western, Ottawa and Toronto but made no official visits.
“Cole is a big athletic young man. He has a good motor and can play on either side of ball,” states Defensive and Recruiting Coordinator Matt Berry.
Cole is the son of Lorne and Sherry Snyder.