King's student-athletes honoured as All-Canadians
January 11, 2022
Seven King’s student-athletes, members of the Western Mustangs, were honoured as All-Canadians at the U Sports Banquet. This honour goes to the top players in Canada, similar to an all-star national team recognition. The awards were part of the Vanier Cup events held in December 2021 prior to the Mustangs defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies 27-21 in the 56th Vanier Cup.
The following King’s student-athletes were named All-Canadians for the 2021 football season:
1st Team All Canadians:
- Savaughn Magnaye-Jones (Receiver), 4th year BMOS, Specialization in Finance and Administration
- Deionte Knight (Defensive End), 2nd year, BA Major in History
- Daniel Valente Jr. (Free Safety), 2nd year, BA Major in History
2nd Team All Canadians:
- Phillip Grohovac (Guard), 2nd year, BA Major in Disability Studies
- Keon Edwards (Running Back), 3rd year, BA Major in Sociology and Minor in Criminology
- Zack Fry (Tackle), 3rd year, BMOS, Specialization in Finance and Administration
- Malcolm Hinds (Defensive Tackle), 3rd year, BA, Major in Sociology
“King’s University College has been and continues to be so very proud of the accomplishments of all of our varsity athletes. This year, we take additional pride in celebrating the Vanier Cup and our outstanding All-Canadian winners on the Mustangs. Well done,” says Dr. David Malloy, King’s President.
Knight was also named the winner of the J.P. Metra Trophy as the Most Outstanding Lineman of the Year. His statistics include a national high 7.5 quarterback sacks and 19 tackles. During the regular-season finale at Windsor, Knight took a fumble recovery 12-yards for a touchdown. Most recently, he has been invited to the NFL East-West Shrine Bowl, part of the NFL pro bowl week in Las Vegas.
“We are always proud of the excellence displayed by athletes both in the classroom and on the field. We are grateful for our partnership with the Western Mustangs so athletes at King’s can showcase their skills at highest level of university sport in Canada,” says Joe Henry, Dean of Students.
Photo credit: Brandon VandeCaveye/Western Mustangs