Carter Comeau always wanted to play football. He just never had the chance. He will get the opportunity with the University of Calgary Dinos in September 2018.
The Dinos confirmed that the 6’6”, 340 lbs. Comeau will enroll at the University of Calgary and compete for a spot along the offensive line.
From the rural community of Riverton, Manitoba with population of only 500 people no football existed, so Comeau played competitive hockey in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Winnipeg South Blues.
He started last year for the Okanagan Sun in the British Columbia Football Conference playing both guard and tackle.
“I always wanted to play football but had no access to the sport. I came to Calgary as I feel it is the best place to win, they have good coaching and because of offensive line coach Paul Carson,” stated the 22 year old Comeau who has three years of U Sports eligibility remaining.
“Carter is big athletic young man that developed into a great offensive lineman. With his size and strength provide him with the opportunities to excel in football,” states Head Coach Wayne Harris.
Before committing to the Dinos, Carter spoke with UBC, Manitoba, Laval, and Alberta and joins Tye Kitzman, Connor Richard, Nathaniel Anderson, and Robbie Rodrigues from last year’s Sun team that earlier committed to the Dinos.
Carter is the cousin of former National Hockey League Hall of Famer, Reggie Leach and is the son of Jason and Theresa Bjnorson.