Tag: Football

Know Your Athlete: Qadr Spooner

“[Football] is something my mom forced me to be a part of,” Spooner said. “So many benefits came after that—friendships, it helped me focus on school and do better in school; if you got bad marks you got kicked off the team [in high school….] It has just helped my life out so much. It keeps you from doing bad stuff [….] You meet so many great individuals and great peers.” 

In conversation with NFL Director of Football Development Samantha Rapoport

Rapoport, a McGill alumni, is the NFL Director of Football Development, a position tasked with developing the game in order to connect qualified people with NFL jobs. Born in Vancouver, Rapoport isn’t a typical candidate for a high ranking position within the league. Her position was previously occupied by former Baltimore Raven Matt Birk.

Four Redmen players represent McGill at annual East-West Bowl

On Saturday, May 14, McGill hosted the 14th annual East-West Bowl, an all-star game and showcase featuring the season’s top football prospects from Canadian universities. Four McGill players entering their senior year played with and against rival CIS talent from around the league. Offensive lineman Qadr Spooner, defensive back Charles-William […]