The Concordia football program is pleased to welcome receiver/returner Jacob Salvail of Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (CDNF) to the Stingers’ family.
A native of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que., Salvail played three seasons with CNDF as a wide receiver and a punt returner, including 2016 when his team won the Bol d’Or championship.
He caught 33 passes for 327 yards and one touchdown and returned 36 punts for 197 yards during his Cégep career.
Salvail, who checks in at five foot six and 160 pounds, really caught the attention of the Concordia coaching staff at CDNF’s spring camp. He became a high priority recruit as the result of his work there.
“When we went to see Jacob at camp, he played like he was six foot four,” said Stingers special teams co-ordinator and receivers coach Mike Harrington. “He a strong, tough player. He blocks really well. And he has deceptive speed and exceptional hands.”
Harrington, who has been in regular contact with Salvail, feels the Stingers have recruited a great football player and a quality person who will be an important contributor from the start of his university career.
“I find him to be a very selfless person and a team-first player,” Harrington said. “I’m excited that he chose Concordia. I’m excited to work with him. I also think he’s going to be exciting to watch and he will quickly become a fan favorite.”