VANIER CHEETAH FOOTBALL ALUMNI: KEVIN CHALLENGER


(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

CHALLENGER FLYING WITH THE EAGLES
October 25, 2007

Kevin Challenger is back in the news, playing a major role in helping the Boston College Eagles to a 7-0 season record so far and an amazing #2 national NCAA ranking, just behind the 8-0 Ohio State Buckeyes.

In the photo at left we see Kevin leaping for joy after completing a 13-yard TD pass reception in the team's latest 27-14 win over Notre-Dame on October 13th, a victory which shot them to the #2 ranking.

During his career at Vanier, Kevin was named Special Teams Player of the Year for two years in a row. After three seasons here, where he was a perennial all-star as a receiver and special-teams player, Challenger was given a scholarship by Boston College head coach Tom O'Brien for the 2003 season.

Last year, Kevin had his first 5 TD season with the Eagles and is expected to at least equal the feat this year. A career in pro football and even a shot at the NFL definitely seems in the cards.

As well, last May it was announced that along with another Vanier alum Jabari Arthur, Challenger had been picked by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2007 CFL draft.


CAREER STATS AT BOSTON COLLEGE 2004 - 2007


PREVIOUS STORIES INVOLVING KEVIN CHALLENGER

FORMER STAR PLAYERS SNAPPED UP IN THE 2007 CFL DRAFT
From May 2007

Congratulations to former Cheetah quarterback Jabari Arthur who was selected sixth overall in the first round of the CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. Arthur, who went on to become a top-notch wide receiver for the University of Akron, was joined by his former teammate Kevin Challenger who also was a star wide receiver at Boston College. Jabari and Kevin join an ever-growing list of former Cheetahs who have gone on to professional careers. You can read the article from the West Island Chronicle of May 3, 2007.

  
Jabari Arthur and Kevin Challenger


OTHER PREVIOUS STORIES:

From November 2006: Former Cheetah receiver Kevin Challenger was featured in an interview & story on the NFL Canada website. Read more.

In another article published in the Montreal Gazette, Kevin's career with the Boston College Eagles was extensively profiled. Read more.




From Oct. 2004:
Football alumnus Kevin Challenger sent us the following photos he wished to share. Kevin was one of several talented Vanier players whose selection for scholarships in the U.S. was the subject of a Montreal Gazette article, featured on this Athletics website.

Thanks to Kevin for taking the time to keep us up-to-date!


Old friends reunite at a US College game. From left to right:
Shawn Mayne (DE, Connecticut Huskies), Kevin Challenger (WR, Boston
College Eagles), Danny Desriveaux (WR, Connecticut Huskies) and non-alumnus
Francois Brochu formerly of Champlain-Lennoxville (LS, Boston College Eagles).


Kevin Challenger scoring a touchdown for his team the Boston College Eagles


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