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Abdel-Rahim: No Stranger to Sheahan System
When it comes to the Gryphon receivers, Abdraman Abdel-Rahim might have a bit of an advantage over his teammates. He’s the lone one to have played in a Ryan Sheahan system before.
Kiondre SMith: Focused and Hungry
While those who attended the Gryphons’ opening game, their home opener against the McMaster Marauders, will likely remember the kickoff return for a touchdown…
Reinhart’s final season as a gryphon
Gryphon linebacker and long snapper Job Reinhart was looking for something a little different to do to celebrate Canada Day.
stranz looking to become the next ferraro
Eric Stranz certainly knows that this season will mark the first OUA football season for the Gryphons that they won’t have a Ferraro kicking since 2011.
Greatest teams: 1984 vanier champs
Jed Tommy’s football days may be over but the former star Gryphon running back still loves training. Tommy, a competitive cyclist, has a dedicated room in his Ottawa home that he calls ‘The Hurt Locker.’
Quest for the CFL
Johnny Augustine recalls the precise moment that he wanted to be a professional football player.
coach sheahan: a new experience
Ryan Sheahan considers himself to have had a charmed life in the game of football. It’s interesting to hear a man who is just 38 years old….
featured player: jordan terrio
There’s one thing that Jordan Terrio loves more than anything on earth – that moment when he gets to see the beautiful smile on his little sister Jazmin’s face.
training camp grind
The sun finally makes an appearance on a muggy Sunday morning in the early days of the 2019 Gryphon Football training camp.
greg corfield on 2019 training camp
Greg Corfield was passed over in last spring’s CFL draft and rather than sitting and sulking about it, the defensive lineman has decided to use that as motivation for his fifth and final season with the Gryphons.
season outlook with zeph fraser
One of the Gryphon players who should benefit with even more passes thrown his way thanks to the arrival of head coach Ryan Sheahan is fifth-year receiver Zeph Fraser.
eric starczala: sixth year
In one way this year’s Gryphon training camp feels the same as his very first five years ago for offensive lineman Eric Starczala.
A draft pick of the Toronto Argos…
THEO LANDERS: TRAINING CAMP 2019
The wait is over for the Guelph Gryphons as the on-field portion of training camp has opened at Alumni Stadium.
GERRIT STAM & GRYPHON GOLF TOURNEY
The golf might be serious, but the real reason most of the Gryphon football players of years gone by return to play in the annual Friends of Gryphon Football Golf Tournament…
Me to we trip 2019
Kicker/Punter, Jared Fernandez-Brown returned from a two week mission trip, run by Me To We. This is an annual mission trip that Gryphon Football supports. Jared took the time to share some insight to his trip.
freshman day 2019
The future was on display when the Guelph Gryphons held their Freshman Day.
mike shoemaker awarded 2019 honour jersey recipient
There’ll be another No. 10 hanging on the Gryphons’ fence of fame this year.
Mike Shoemaker, a record-setting quarterback who joined the Gryphons the year after Guelph’s lone Vanier Cup win in 1984…
Toronto Argonauts pick Cambridge offensive lineman Eric Starczala in CFL draft
Eric Starczala was once the intermission entertainment for a pair of Toronto Argonauts football games.
Four Gryphon Football Players Invited to Attend 2019 East-West Bowl
Four Gryphons will head to Ottawa to showcase their skills in front of CFL scouts at the 17th edition of the East-West Bowl.
Three Gryphons Selected in 2019 CFL Draft
There are already 15 former University of Guelph football players currently listed on CFL rosters. Three more will now have a chance to add their names to that list.
GRYPHONS IN THE CFL DRAFT
Partying with family was the way the Guelph Gryphons picked in the Canadian Football League draft celebrated their selections.
Three Gryphons were taken in this year’s draft.
Spring camp 2019
Both the Gryphon coaching staff and the players have a better idea of what each other is all about following the team’s five-day spring camp.
“I thought it was super positive,” head coach Ryan Sheahan said following the camp-ending scrimmage.
2019 OL/DL Clinic
Gryphon football graduates returned to guelph to help coach the annual ol/dl clinic for highschool students alongside coach macdonald and coach cluff.
Complete Coaching Staff for 2019 Season
head coach Ryan Sheahan has added a pair of proven coordinators to his sideline, with Mark Surya taking on the role of offensive coordinator while Donnavan Carter will oversee special teams
HeForShe 2019 with Lisa Lisson
Gryphon Football teamed up with the College of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to host an afternoon dedicated to the #HeForShe campaign, a UN-led campaign for the advancement of women and gender equality.
Gryphons Hire Dennis McPhee As Defensive Coordinator
McPhee, a Hamilton native, boasts 35 years of coaching experience, including 16 years in the professional ranks as a Defensive Line Coach with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Gryphon Football Handout 2018 Awards at Annual Wildman Dinner
It was a night to recognize the many faces that make Gryphon Football the special program that it is. Coaches, players, staff, supporters and members of the Guelph community came out to the University of Guelph's Creelman Hall for the Wildman Dinner.
wildman awards dinner 2019
Nothing like not being picked in your CFL draft year to use as motivation for your final year of OUA football.
Luke Korol is Gryphon Football’s newest Wildman winner, a recap from the biggest football night of the year.
Gryphons Welcome Ryan Sheahan
Ryan Sheahan, the newly-hired 17th head coach in Gryphon football history, has pledged that the team will be the best it can be both on and off the field.
D10 High School Football Awards
The Gryphons honoured the best in the Guelph-based District 10 high school football league with their annual luncheon at the Gryphon Football Pavilion.
Ryan Sheahan Named Head Coach of Gryphon Football
Following an extensive national search, the University of Guelph's Department of Athletics has named Ryan Sheahan Head Coach of the Guelph Gryphons football program.
A Season with Gryphon Football
I am so grateful to have spent the past 4 months as a part of the Gryphon Football program for my fall co-op position. This semester I have been presented with some of the coolest opportunities and been introduced to some great people, all while exploring a unique field for a potential career.
Luke Korol signs with CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday the football club has signed four national players, including wide receiver Marcus Davis, linebacker Lukas Korol, defensive back Gabriel Ouellet and kicker/punter Michael Domagala.
2019 OUA Football Schedule Announced
The OUA officially announced the 2019 regular season football schedule.
Luke Korol Named Second Team All-Canadian
Gryphons' fifth-year linebacker Luke Korol played at an All-Canadian level throughout the entire 2018 season. Thursday night in Quebec City, the Dundas, Ontario native received some much-deserved national recognition. Korol, a 6-0, 205 lbs outside linebacker with the Gryphons, was named a U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian.
Gryphons Fall to No. 1-ranked Mustangs in 111th Yates Cup
Saturday afternoon in cold, windy conditions at TD Stadium in London, the Guelph Gryphons football team saw their memorable 2018 campaign officially come to an end with a 63-14 loss to the Western Mustangs in the 111th edition of the Yates Cup.
YATES CUP PREVIEW: Resilient Gryphons Take on No. 1 Western
It takes a confluence of events for a team to earn a berth in a championship. Maybe a big play, some good luck, or a galvanizing occurrence can all contribute to a success.
Seven Gryphons Recognized as OUA Announces 2018 Football All-Stars
On Wednesday, November 7, Ontario University Athletics officially announced the list of All-Stars for the 2018 football season with a total of seven Gryphons receiving recognition. The seven all-star selections mark the program's highest number since 2015 (when they received 11 OUA all-star nods).
Jason Richards Named OUA Special Teams Players of the Week
Third-year defensive back Jason Richards was named the OUA's Special Teams Player of the Week following standout performance versus Ottawa on Saturday in his team's come-from-behind 27-22 victory over the Gee-Gees in the OUA semi-final.
Six Gryphons earn first-year honours to lead talented class of all-rookies
The future looks bright for several schools when looking at their emerging talent, and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is pleased to recognize all of the first-year phenoms that have earned spots on the 2018 all-rookie team, including an impressive six from the Guelph Gryphons.
Gryphons Complete Dramatic Comeback at Ottawa to Book a Spot in the Yates Cup
The Guelph Gryphons football team didn't quit after a few heartbreaking losses early this season. And they certainly didn't quit Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital when they were on the brink of being eliminated from the OUA playoffs.
Jean-Paul Cimankinda and Gabe Ferraro Named OUA Players of the Week
A pair of Gryphon football players have garnered conference-wide recognition, as rookie running back Jean-Paul Cimankinda and fifth-year kicker Gabe Ferraro each been named OUA Players of the Week.
Gryphons Book Spot in OUA Semi's with 45-34 Win Over Waterloo
The Guelph Gryphons football team will play another day. A postseason victory was the only result the resilient Guelph team would settle for.
Gabe Ferraro Named OUA Special Teams Player of the Week … again!
For the second consecutive week, and the third time this season, fifth-year kicker Gabe Ferraro has been named the OUA's Special Teams Player of the Week. The latest conference-wide honour for the Leadership & Organizational Management student comes following a 4-for-4 field goal performance on Saturday (Oct. 20) in his team's 47-44 double overtime victory over the Waterloo Warriors.
Gryphons Edge Warriors in Double OT Thriller
Instant classic. That's the most appropriate description of what the fans at Alumni Stadium witnessed on a memorable final day of the OUA football season.
Gabe Ferraro Named OUA Special Teams Player of the Week
Fifth-year kicker Gabe Ferraro has been named the OUA's Special Teams Player of the Week following a 6-for-6 field goal performance on Saturday (Oct. 13) in his team's 46-8 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Gryphons Start Fast in 46-8 Win Over Toronto
The Guelph Gryphons football team has faced its share of adversity this season. But one thing that hasn't changed is the togetherness of the group. Through heartbreaking losses and comeback wins, Guelph's locker room has remained tight and the team is starting to see what a close squad can accomplish.
Korol-ing the competition: Leading by example both on and off the field
Originally from Lynden, Ontario, Luke Korol is a linebacker and captain for the Guelph Gryphons football team. He is currently in his fifth and final year at Guelph and, as his on-field play is showing, he is not leaving the OUA quietly.
Job Reinhart Named OUA Defensive Player of the Week
Fourth-year linebacker Job Reinhart has been named the OUA's Defensive Player of the Week following a standout performance on Saturday (Sept. 29) in his team's 27-24 victory over the No. 8-ranked Laurier Golden Hawks.
Gryphons Pick Up Crucial 27-24 Road Win Over No. 8-ranked Laurier
Defensively, few teams in the country have been as impressive as the Guelph Gryphons through the first five weeks of the 2018 U SPORTS football season. On Saturday afternoon, in a crucial Week 6 matchup in Waterloo versus the Laurier Golden Hawks, the Gryphon defence found a way to raise their game to yet another level.
Carter Wilson’s Journey to the Gryphons
The Gryphons were defensive lineman Carter Wilson’s first choice to play OUA football with when he graduated from Arnprior District High School in 2016. It just took him two years and a little detour to North Dakota to get here.
Coach Stu Lang for Grand Magazine
Much given, much expected Stu Lang’s impact on the University of Guelph campus is undeniable. It’s all part of a mission to leave the world a better place.
Homecoming Comeback Falls Just Short as Gryphons Lose 33-32 to Queen's
The setting was idyllic – a beautiful Guelph afternoon, with thousands of fans and alumni descending on the University of Guelph campus for an almost perfect Homecoming experience. The Guelph Gryphon football team would provide their supporters with some incredible memories.
Gryphons Gear Up for Homecoming Battle with Queen's
At the University of Guelph, Homecoming is about acknowledging the great history of the students and athletes who have defined the institution.
Luke Korol Named OUA Defensive Player of the Week
When discussing the best linebackers in the conference, Luke Korol has made sure his name is part of the conversation. On Tuesday afternoon, Ontario University Athletics announced the "Football Players of the Week" with the Gryphons' fifth-year leader receiving some much-deserved recognition at the conference level.
nick parisotto returns to Alumni stadium
Former Gryphon defensive back Nick Parisotto has the distinction of being the player selected the latest in this year’s CFL draft who was on his team’s lineup for the opening game of the season.
Gryphons Fall on the Road to Gee-Gees in Top 10 Matchup
The Guelph Gryphons and Ottawa Gee-Gees entered Saturday afternoon's contest at Gee-Gees' Field separated by just one spot in the U SPORTS football rankings. After four quarters of hard-fought, defensive football, it would be the No. 9-ranked Gee-Gees escaping with a 12-10 victory over the No. 8-ranked Gryphons.
Gabe Ferraro is ready to kick-off the 2018 season
Gryphon kicker/punter Gabe Ferraro has tried to put last season out of his mind.
It’s not that it was a bad season, quite the opposite as he set a U Sports record for the number of field goals made during a season.
However, he doesn’t want to get into a situation where he’s trying to better that mark.
Gabe Ferraro Named U SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week
For the first time during the 2018 football season, a Guelph Gryphon has garnered national honours. On Wednesday (Sept. 5), the U SPORTS Football Players of the Week were announced, with Gryphons' fifth-year kicker Gabe Ferraro earning the title of U SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week.
Gryphons Get First Win of 2018 with 33-18 Victory Over York
The Guelph Gryphons football team certainly didn't lack incentive as week 2 of the OUA regular season came around. Guelph's players wanted to right the ship after a narrow defeat last week in Hamilton – and getting a first ever for their new head coach was high on the list of priorities.
Bresciani leaves it all on the field
If receiver Thomas Bresciani had been born a few days earlier, he wouldn’t be playing for the Gryphons this year.
There’s a U Sports rule that states that any player who turns 25 before Sept. 1 is ineligible to play. Bresciani will turn 25 on Sept. 5
Wayne Gerrie: One of the Most Experienced Gryphons
When the captains of past Gryphon Football teams dropped by to watch the current Gryphons practice, Wayne Gerrie might have been a bit of a rarity.
Gerrie had the distinction of having been a captain for four of his five years and he served in that position on teams with both the Aggies and Redmen monikers.
Greg Corfield: Enthusiastic for Captain Role
Defensive lineman Greg Corfield has been given a new role with the Gryphons this season.
“This year I got named captain so there’s a lot of leadership coming from me,” the fourth-year Gryphon says. “I’ve never been a captain before so this is something completely new and hopefully I can do a great job at it.”
Catching up with Harley Deeks
One of the things about Gryphon football training camps is that you never know who might drop by.
On the opening day of this year’s camp former OAC Aggie Harley Deeks and his family stopped in to tour the facilities and watch the on-field action.
LAST CAPTAINS PRACTICE: A SMASHING SUCCESS
The Gryphons got a head start on the season when most of the players expected at training camp attended a couple of captains’ practices at Alumni Stadium.
The workouts were run by the captains without a coach in sight.
JEREMY KAPELANSKI-LAMOUREUX, UN JOUEUR EXCELLENT, AN EXCELLENT PLAYER
Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai eu la chance de m’entretenir avec le joueur de ligne défensive Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux.
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Gryphon Defensive Lineman Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux.
FOGF Golf Tournament 2018
On Friday, July 27th, Gryphon Football hosted the annual Friends of Gryphon Football (FOGF) Golf Tournament. This tournament is an opportunity for Gryphon community members to get together with friends, old and new, for a great day of golf, with the ultimate goal of providing some financial support to the program.
Orion Edwards: A winning attitude
This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Orion Edwards: Wildman Award Winner, SAM Mentor and Gryphon Football alumnus.
When I spoke with Orion, I could tell he admired the Gryphon Football Program.
"It really helped me become the man I am today. What you learn as a student-athlete goes with you through the rest of your life."
Gryphons Announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Four generational athletes, two builders, and two history-making teams. The Guelph Gryphon Athletics Hall of Fame welcomes a new class in 2018, with each of the recipients fully deserving the honour.
Dave Wright Excited about continuing Role as Head Therapist
Last month when the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa RedBlacks clashed in a CFL game on the Alumni Stadium field, Gryphons’ head athletic therapist David Wright could be excused for not wanting to cheer for one team ahead of the other.
For six years earlier this decade, Wright had been employed by one or the other. He had been with the Argos from 2011 to 2013 and then with the RedBlacks from 2014 to 2016.
Tom Dimitroff Room Unveiling
If Tom Dimitroff Sr. had been at last month’s ceremony when the head coach’s office in the Gryphon Pavilion was named after him, he probably would’ve been embarrassed.
He’d probably wonder why the room couldn’t have been named after the Gryphon teams he coached instead of being named after him because in his mind it was always about the team.