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Aug 17, 2019

Bison Football team announce team captains for 2009 season
Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009 12:48 PM
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The Manitoba Bison football team is pleased to announce the team captains for the upcoming 2009 season. There are three captains from the offense, two from the defence side and one on special teams.
Fourth year running back Matt Henry will be a captain for a second consecutive season. Last season, he bounced back from a gruesome leg injury at the 2007 Vanier Cup and rumbled for 654 rushing yards, which was third best in Canada West. Henry was also a 2007 Canada West All-Star and is now sixth in all-time Bison rushing yards.
Fifth year quarterback Nathan Friesen earns his first captaincy. Heading into his full CIS season as the starter, Friesen saw action as a starter in two games and played in a third during the 2008 season. He had 441 passing yards on 40 completions out of 83 attempts with 1 TD plus added 104 rushing yards on 17 carries with 1 rush TD in 2008.
Fifth year offensive lineman Ryan Karhut will be a captain for the second time. After a stint with the Montreal Alouettes practice roster in 2008, Karhut returns to the Bisons OL for 2009 campaign. He was a fifth round draft pick (39th overall) by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2007 CFL Draft. Karhut was also a Bison captain in 2007.
Third year defensive lineman Eddie Steele becomes captain for the first time. Last season, Steele started in all eight games and accumulated 22.5 tackles (16 solo) with two sacks.
Third year defensive lineman Wyatt Jacobi is a first time captain. He registered the second most tackles on team and tied for 12th best in the conference with 44.5 (39 solo) with five break-ups, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2008.
Second year defensive back Teague Sherman is a first time captain. In his rookie campaign, he was tied for fourth on the team with 32.5 tackles (29 solo), a team-high three interceptions and led the Canada West with eight break-ups.
Fifth year fullback Will Sheils becomes captain at special teams for the second straight season. Last season, he played in all eight regular season games and registered 4.5 tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.

Bison football head coach Brian Dobie commented, “We are real pleased to have these captains represent Bison Football this season. They have shown leadership and commanded the respect of their teammates and coaches and will good representatives of the program on and off the field.”

For more information, contact:
Chris Zuk
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492
Related Links (Internal):
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