and former athlete, I’m proud to hear of these accomplishments from across the country.” Although only 26 years old, Eddie’s experience with football, on and off the field, has a long history. Along with his connections to both the Mounties and the Riders, Eddie is also the past executive director for Football New Brunswick, and worked as special teams co-ordinator for the women’s national football team. The team competed in the International Federation of American Football World Championships in 2013. “I worked with the Mounties coaching staff a lot when I was at Football NB,” says Eddie, who was also director of football operations and assistant coach for the University team. “The program plays a big part in the development of young New Brunswick football players.” Originally from Dieppe, NB, Eddie chose Mount Allison because it offered him both the opportunity to play sports and get a great education — earning his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Commerce and minor in psychology. “I played soccer and football in my first year and then football throughout my degree,” he says. “I knew Mount Allison was a great school but I didn’t know how much I would appreciate the culture of the place, the community pride, and the support from both the student body and the alumni towards athletics. It was definitely the right choice for me.” / 19