10:30 p.m., Dec. 30)
St. Peter Knight signs free agent deal with Alouettes
By Fred Sherwin
Geoff Coventry will get a chance to make his
dreams come true when tries out for the Montreal
Alouettes next season. The 23-year-old wide
receiver recently signed a free agant deal
with the CFL club. Johany Jutras/photo-deck.com
Geoff Coventry wanted going into his final year at Bishops
University was an opportunity to make it to the next level.
being passed over in the 2012 CFL draft, the St. Peter
High School alum and former Knight knew he had to have
a decent senior campaign if he hoped to attract any offers.
ended up making 37 catches in nine games for 525 yards
and two touchdowns, and was named to the Quebec university
all-star team. All of which caught the attention of the
Montreal Alouettes who signed him to a free agent deal
on Monday, thus giving him the opportunity he had been
got overlooked in my draft year and realistically I wasn't
ready to go pro anyway so it was irrelevant," said
Coventry. "Now I really think I'm ready to take a
stab at it and see what happens."
recently completing his studies, Coventry can focus on
getting in the best shape possible for his first CFL camp.
As the old adage goes, success is where opportunity meets
exceptional all-round athlete, Coventry excelled at both
hockey and basketball as a youth. He only started playing
football in Grade 9.
his own admission he struggled on the gridiron during
his first two years at St. Pete's before eventually coming
into his own in Grade 11 and 12 which earned him a invitation
is immensely proud of the fact that he is in the same
company of a number of local athletes who have recently
achieved a great deal of success including Cody Ceci and
Jason Akeson who both went to St. Peter High School as
did national women's basketball team member and Olympian
signing comes closely on the heels of fellow Orléans
native Brendan Gillanders who recently signed a free agent
deal with the Toronto Argonauts.
plans on giving back to the community by holding a football
camp in the spring.
want to give back to the community anyway I can and help
motivate kids to become the stars of tomorrow," says
Coventry whose own star is definitely on the rise.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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