Stingers starting quarterback Olivier Roy has been invited to participate in this year’s CFL Canadian Quarterback Internship Program.
The third-year pivot from Donnacona, Que. will head to Ottawa, Ont. to take part in the Ottawa REDBLACKS training camp to participate in practice drills as well as team and positional meetings. Roy is scheduled to head to the nation's capital on May 8 and will spend nearly a month participating in the team's camp.
“I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was selected,” said Roy, “It’s an opportunity to get some exposure and gain valuable experience while being surrounded by professional football players who have been around the game for a long time. I think it will be a good opportunity for me to get a taste of life in the pros and I will try to make it count as much as much as possible.”
Roy enters the 2022 season as the reigning RSEQ most outstanding player, but knows he still has plenty of room to grow and plans to soak up as much knowledge as he can during the time he will spend with the REDBLACKS.
“I’m looking forward to working with the quarterbacks and other offensive players,” They have seen it all over the course of their football careers. I’m going to try to learn as much as possible from them and then bring what I learn back to Concordia to share with my coaches and teammates as we continue to prepare for next season.”
The Canadian quarterback internship program began in 2010. The program allows Canada’s best young pivots to participate in practice drills as well as team and positional meetings while continuing to develop and hone their skills at the quarterback position.
Roy becomes to latest Concordia quarterback to be invited to a CFL training camp. Former Stingers Reid Quest, Quaid Johnson and Trenton Miller also participated in the internship program during their university careers.