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Kelly Road Grad Signed By Roughriders

Thursday, December 24, 2015 @ 9:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  It’s been an amazing year for  Brandon Deschamps,  and  the  future looks  very bright indeed.

A graduate of Kelly Road High School in Prince George, Deschamps  was a key player  in helping  the  UBC Thunderbirds  win the Vanier Cup this year.   Now,  he has just been signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Deschamps came close  last year to   joining the BC Lions,  but didn’t make the final cut.

When 250News spoke with Deschamps following  the Vanier Cup  victory  he said  “If there’s an opportunity that comes along in the CFL I’m going to train as hard as I can for that and prepare for that but you never know.”

That opportunity  is  here   with the Roughriders liking what they  have seen in the 6-foot-0, 215-pound running back.  Deschamps  rushed for 1,098 yards on 150 carries in 12 regular-season and playoff games with the UBC Thunderbirds  in 2015.

Deschamps credits  the Prince George Minor  Football  league  with  developing his style of play ““I had coaches that put in the time. The thing about Prince George is that it’s physical, it’s almost old-school style football where there’s a lot of power, a lot of sweeps so I played with a pretty high level of physicality,” says Deschamps.


Congratulations.. You earned this with your hard work and dedication.

That’s fantastic for Brandon, but a bright future? CFL players don’t make very much money, which means they probably truly do it for the love of the sport, which is as it should be. I he wants a bright future though, he have to continue to develop himself off the field, as well as on it.

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