Dinos football to gain strong offensive force

By Britany Bingham

The Dinos football team have confirmed that they have acquired a new intimidating force for their offensive line. Chris Morrison, a 22 year-old from Medicine Hat, has decided to join our men in red. Morrison joins the Dinos after an outstanding career with the Okanagan Sun of the British Columbia Football Conference. There, in the heart of the Rockies, Morrison was deemed one of the premier offensive linemen in Canadian Junior Football for the past two seasons.

At a monstrous 6’2″, 295 lbs, Morrison brings with him an impressive resume of qualifications. He was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2004 in the BCFC, was a member of the league All-Star team, as well as being named a member of the All-Canadian team. In 2003, Morrison earned All-Conference honours, All-Canadian honours, and if that wasn’t enough, he also was named BCFC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Chris was also a member of the Sun’s 2000 Canadian Junior National Championship Team. He spent the 2001 and 2002 season playing for the University of Regina Rams of the Canada West division before spending the last two years with the Sun. While with the Rams, he was a starter on the team that defeated the Dinos in the 2002 CW semi-final and then lost in the conference final.

Morrison isn’t the first Dino to come out of “Sunny” BC. Fantastic players such as Ryan Franke, Jessie Butterfield, Jon Waldie, Damony Simmonds, Jeff Williams and Montreal Allouette Player Ryan Folk are just some of the Dinos who played in BC leagues. Perhaps Dinos Head Coach Tony Fasano has the inside track on where the talent is.

“Chris Morrison is an outstanding football player. He will bring a physical presence and a wealth of experience to help stabilize our offensive line,” said Fasano.

Morrison is expected to play offensive guard at the U of C and will attend spring camp in May 2005.

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