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              VANIER FOOTBALL ALUMNI IN THE NEWS              
BIAKABUTUKA AND CHEVRIER ON ALL-TIME TOP PLAYER LIST
October 31, 2014



Tshimanga Biakabutuka

The Journal de Québec just posted an article on the Ten Most Successfull Quebecers of All Time in Professional Football. We're very proud to report that there were two Football Cheetah alumni on the list.

In ninth place we find Randy Chevrier, currently playing for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.

A-a-and in FIRST PLACE: our very own "Touchdown" Tim Biakabutuka, who had a successful, but all-too-short career with the NFL's Carolina Panthers from 1996-2001.

Read the whole article: Click here.


Randy Chevrier

MORE ON TSHIMANGA BIAKABUTUKA:

Tshimanga Biakabutuka left the former Zaire with his family for Canada when he was four years old, settling in the Montreal area, where his family still lives. He did not play Canadian football until his high school in Longueuil organized a team. After grade 11, he attended CÉGEP here at Vanier College, where his football exploits earned him the nickname "Touchdown Tim" AND earned him a scholarship to play college football at the University of Michigan. From his university days, Biakabutuka is perhaps best known for his incredible 313-yard rushing effort against Ohio State in 1995, which helped Michigan upset the previously-undefeated Buckeyes. His performance against Ohio State ranks as the second highest single-game performance in U-M history.

See highlights form that amazing game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3wSUL3kk1w

Later, after being dafted in the first round by the Carolina Panthers in 1996, the running back never lived up to expectations due to recurrent injuries. He played just 50 games in six seasons, but was still able to amass 3319 yards from scrimmage in addition to registering 17 touchdowns. While with the Panthers, Biakabutuka became the first running back in the team's history to record two touchdown runs of 60 or more yards in the same game. His most productive year was 1999 in which he amassed 718 yards with an average of 5.2 yards per carry while also scoring 6 TDs. In passing, that same year, he had 23 receptions for 189 yards.

NFL career statistics:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BiakTi00.htm

Highlights video of his Michigan Career:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8_sCmlwQYs


MORE ON RANDY CHEVRIER:

Born in Montreal, Chevrier is now in his 12th season in the Canadian Football League. A product of the McGill University Redmen, the long snapper was drafted in the seventh round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL in 2001. He also won the JP Metras Trophy, awarded to him in 2000 as the best University Defensive Lineman in Canada. He has won two Grey Cups, first with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2003 and then with the Calgary Stampeders in 2008.

His career highlights below were taken from his entry in the Calgary Stampeders roster web page:

- Was a Grey Cup champion with the Stampeders in 2008 and with the Eskimos in 2003
- Played his 100th career CFL game on Aug. 8, 2009, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Played his 150th career CFL game on Aug. 9, 2012, against Hamilton
- Suited up for his 100th game as a Stampeder on Sept. 17, 2010, against Saskatchewan
- Dropped Ottawa’s Kerry Joseph on July 31, 2003, for his first-career sack
- His first CFL interception came on Sept. 9, 2005, against Edmonton
- Made a one-yard reception for his first career touchdown against Saskatchewan on Sept. 15, 2007
- Picked up his second career touchdown with a one-yard reception against Winnipeg on Nov. 5, 2010
- Started his Stamps career with a 53-game ironman streak that ended with the last game of 2007
- Has since beaten that streak by playing 54 games in a row
- Played the entire 2006 season with a broken hand and snapped all of the team’s punts and field goals with his hand in a cast

http://www.stampeders.com/roster/show/id/401



PHOTOS OF TIM BIAKABUTUKA


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PHOTOS OF RANDY CHEVRIER

              


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