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button Marco Brouillette was a top quarterback when he played for the Cheetahs. He is now a starter on the Montreal Alouettes defensive corps where he has been making a big impact since joining the team. You can watch videos of him in action from 2011 to 2013. Click for more.
button Former Cheetah football star player Patrick Kabongo has had a long and illustrious career in the CFL with first the Edmonton Eskimos and now with the BC Lions. While with the Esks, Patrick one a CFLPA All0-Star award and won two awards for his humanitarian work in Edmonton. Read about his re-birth in Vancouver wit the Lions. Click for more.
button While Cheetah football star Cory Watson has been playing for only 3 season in the CFL (all with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers) he has been making a name for himself with his solid play. he has clearly emerged as a top Canadian receiver in the league as well as a regular on the Blue Bombers receiving corp. Click for more.
button Former Cheetah football great Marwan Hage has also had a long CFL career playing with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Hage has been a CFLPA all-star four times, an East Division selection twice and once was named a league all-star. He was the East Division's top lineman in 2010. Like Patrick Kabongo, Marwan has been singled out and honoured repeatedly for his humanitarian work both in Hamilton as wel as abroad in other poorer countries. Click for more.
button Former Cheetah football defensive stalwart Ameet Pall was a player who put fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks while he starred with the Cheetahs. After a very successful stint with South Carolina's Wofford University Terriers, where he had equal success in racking up QB sacks, Ameet was picked 5th overall in the 2012 CFL draft. He is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes. Click for more.
button Former Cheetah Flag Football star Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer went on to being a starting quarterback for the Daytona Beach Barracudas Women’s Professional Football Team and then in 2009 was selected as a Chief in the Mowhawk Council of Kahnawake. Click for more.
Former Vanier wrestler and current Vanier Phys Ed teacher Martine Dugrenier cemented her reputation as one of Canada's top women wrestlers when she won her THIRD consecutive World Championship at the 2010 Senior World Wrestling Championships, held in Moscow on September 11, 2010. Click for more.
Athletic alum Karine Sergerie won a silver medal in Taekwando at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Sergerie, the 2007 world champion, was one of the favourites in her category and coincidentally had been picked by Sports Illustrated to win a silver medal. Read about her medal performance. She's definitely hoping for a Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics. Read one article. Read another.
Two of Vanier's best wrestling prospects from past years, David Zilberman and Martine Dugrenier both competed for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with Martine narrowly missing out on winning a medal. Martine then went on to win a Gold Medal at the 2008 World Championships held in Japan in October. Both wrestlers have been particularly busy AND successful at international meets over the past few years. Click for more.
Football alumnus Kevin Challenger made a big splash with his team the Boston College Eagles as they tore up the highly competitive NCAA league. Read his story from October 2007. Click here. He was recently signed by our very own Montreal Aouettes of the CFL. Find out the latest.
Football star quarterback Liam Mahoney who led the Cheetahs to a Bol d'Or title in 2006 has been very successful playing for the Concordia Stingers. In 2007, he won the award for Rookie of the Year of Canadian Inter-university Sport football, presented in November. Read more.
No fewer than three Cheetah Football alumni played in the 2005 Grey Cup game between Montreal and Edmonton on November 27, 2005. Read more.
AAA Basketball alumnus Pascal Jobin was the head coach of the new professional basketball team in Montreal, the Montreal Matrix. Read more.
AAA Football alumnus Shaun Diner was signed by the Montreal Alouettes in December 2004 for a two year contract. He was a starting QB for the Cheetahs in 2000 and also played for Team Canada that year. Since then, he has been a top wide receiver for UNH. Read more.
Women's Basketball alumnus, Vanessa Luciani was favourably mentioned in an online article from the Greeneville Sun of December 3rd, 2004. She played for Tusculum College. Read the article in its entirety. Read more.
Lunzaya Nlandu: Former Cheetah basketball star went on to a successful run with the Catamounts of the University of Werstern Carolina. He was just announced as a finalist for the prestigious John Wooden Trophy. Read more.
Sandro Grande: Former Cheetah soccer star went on from a career in European Soccer leagues to playing a pivotal role in helping the Montreal Impact win the 2004 Championships. Read more.
Patrick Kabongo: Defensive tackle for the University of Nebraska Huskers. Patrick, a bruising 6'6", 320 lbs, was selected to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. In October 2003, he was awarded the Brook Berringer Memorial Endowed Scholarship. He was also featured in a Montreal Gazette article from July 2003. Patrick went on to sign with the Edmonton Eskimos where he won a Grey Cup with the team in 2005.
Tim Biakabutuka: Running back with the NFL's Carolina Panthers. "Touchdown Tim" signed a seven-year, 12.7 million dollar contract with the Panthers in 1996.
Brad Collinson: Defensive end with the Montreal Alouettes, Brad won a starting role with the Als in the 2003 training camp. He can play guard and centre and is also an excellent long snapper.
Alex Gravel: Former Lady Cheetah basketball star went on to break the school scoring record at the University of Texas Pan-American. Read more...
Kelly Wiltshire: Linebacker for the Edmonton Eskinmos. While a member of the Als, Kelly led the team in 2000 in both total tackles as well as defensive tackles. He has played on three Grey Cup winning teams: Edmonton in 2005, Montreal in 2000 and Toronto in 1997.
Andrew Walker: A former Vanier Football star from 1997-1999, Andrew is now a highly successful actor currently starring in sitcoms and movies in the USA and Canada. Read more...
Phil Yeboah-Kodie: A linebacker who lead Penn State in total tackles in 1992, Phil played in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, Indiannapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers. His sisters Elizabeth and Victoria are part of a family tradition for sports excellence at Vanier. Read more.
Richard Mercier: After a highly successful college stint with the Miami Hurricanes, Richard, an offensive linebacker, was selected by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. At Miami, he was selected as No. 1 offensive guard in the nation. (As named by The Sporting News)
Randy Chevrier: A defensive lineman and long snapper, Randy started his career in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
Steve Zatylny played with the Cheetahs during the 1984 and 1985 seasons. From Bishops University, he went on to win a Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as a wide receiver and kick returner. He ran the 40 in 4.3!
Hicham El-Mishtoub: An offensive lineman, Hicham had a highly successful stint at the University of Arizona where he received All-American accolades. He went on to an NFL career with the Houston Oilers & the Kansas City Chiefs.
Keith Coffin: One of our most successful basketball coaches ever, Keith led the Cheetahs to the Nationals 3 times, winning two Provincials Championships as well as a National title in 1987. In 1989 Keith was named Canada's College Basketball Coach of the Year.
Debbie Ruiz: Guard with the High Point University basketball team. Debbie was the recipient of the Al Silverman Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Canadian Women's Basketball, honoring her as one of the top 5 players in the entire country.
Jessica Koury: Forward with the Bishop Gaiters basketball team. Jessica was just named Pilsen-Gaiter athlete of the week after scoring 37 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in the Concordia Invitational Tournament. She's also a past winner of our Lloyd Elder Scholarship and the Vanier College AAA Basketball League Academic Award.
Rudy Hage: Originally a defensive end at for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, Rudy was picked up because of stats like these: in his last year at Vanier he had 64 tackles, 24 for losses including 10 sacks, along with recovering four fumbles, forcing two, and breaking up six passes. He went on to play for the Alouettes and was featured in an RDS story. Read more.
Marwan Hage: (6'3" / 290 lbs) An offensive lineman for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, was selected with his brother Rudy for the U of Colorado team. Also, read more on the Hage Brothers in this story from Vanier Students In The News. He was more recently featured in a July 2003 Gazette article.
David De La Perrelle played for the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League. David played with the 1994 and 1995 Cheetahs before moving on to the Kentucky Wildcats.
John C. Lefebvre: A former Vanier swim team captain, John is presently pursuing a distinguished career as a Psychology professor at Wofford College in South Carolina.
 



VANIER COLLEGE SPORTS HALL OF FAME


Vanier College student athletes who went on to play pro football:

Andy Antoine Montreal
Jabari Arthur
Calgary
Anthony Barrette
Montreal
Ray Bernard
Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Montreal
Claudio Bertone
Toronto
Michael Bertone
Draft Montreal
Tim Biakabutuka
Carolina
Tristan Black
Calgary, Toronto, Saskatchewan
Marco Brouillette
Montreal
Tony Brown
Draft Saskatchewan
Marc Calixte
Calgary, Montreal Quality Control
Craig Carr
Edmonton, Montreal, Calgary
Obed Cetoute Genaille
Toronto, Saskatchewan
Kevin Challenger
Edmonton
Randy Chevrier
Cincinnati, Edmonton, Calgary
Andre Clarke
Montreal
Brad Collinson
Montreal
Adrian Davis
Toronto, Calgary
David De La Peralle
Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary
Danny Desriveaux
Montreal, Toronto
Mike Dibatista
Saskatchewan
Shaun Diner
Montreal
Farrel Duclare
Calgary, Winnipeg
Jean-Marc Edmé
Montreal, Pro / College / Advance Scout
Darnell Edwards
Sakatchewan
James Eggink
Montreal
Hicham El-Mishtoub
Houston, Tennessee, Edmonton
Pascal Fils
Edmonton
Robert Forest
Ottawa
Greg Fournier
Saskatchewan
Alton Francis
Saskatchewan
Angelo Filosa
Montreal
Chris Gayton
Draft BC
Rahsaan Giddings
Montreal
Warren Grant
Ottawa
Marwan Hage
Hamilton
Rudy Hage
Montreal
Éric-O. Hakim
Draft Hamilton
Hasan Hazime
Edmonton, Hamilton
Mike Hendricks
Ottawa
Andrew Henry Win.,
Calgary, Toronto, Saskatchewan, Ottawa
Jesse Joseph
Draft Montreal
Patrick Kabongo
Edmonton, BC
André Knights
Draft Calgary
Paul Lambert
Hamilton, Montreal
Liam Mahoney
Hamilton, Montreal
Ben Major
CFL official
Youdlain Marcellus
Draft Ottawa
Kristian Matte
Montreal
Shawn Mayne
Hamilton, Winnipeg, Montreal
Richard McCrory
Ottawa
Richard Mercier
Cleveland
Glen Miller
Draft Hamilton
Tom Monios
Saskatchewan, Toronto
James Monroe
Ottawa, Saskatchewan
Curtis Nash
Saskatchewan
Jason Nedd
Edmonton, Hamilton
Matthew Norman
BC
Sammy Okpro
Edmonton
Ameet Pall
Montreal
Bob Pantaleidis
Calgary, Winnipeg
John Petrella
Montreal
Moe Petrus
Draft Hamilton
Mark Raphael
Draft Saskatchewan
George Savard
Ottawa
Nigel Smith
Calgary
Dean Stewart
Draft Toronto
Larry Tittley
Montreal
Nick Tsatsaronis
Draft Winnipeg
Uzo Ubani
Draft Calgary
Paul Vajda
Saskatchewan
Cory Watson
Winnipeg
Ryan White
Montreal
Kelly Wiltshire
Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton
Frank Yeboah-Kodie
Ottawa, Toronto
Phil Yeboah-Kodie
Indianapolis, Carolina
Steve Zatylny
Winnipeg

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