Volume 92, Issue 64

Thursday, January 21, 1999


SPORTS

Robinson soars above injuries

Kim foils personal spotlight

Competitive hockey returns to its roots

Western rewind

Western rewind



Tyrone Williams, a wide receiver for the Western Mustangs, made Canadian history on Jan. 18, 1992 when he became the first Canadian athlete to compete in the American college all-star game, the Senior Bowl.

Held in Mobile, Alabama, the six-foot-five Western student pulled in his only pass for a 36-yard touchdown from quarterback Will Furrer in the third quarter to lead his AFC team to a 13-10 victory over the NFC.



His performance did not go unnoticed by National Football League coaches. Williams said in 1992 that six to eight teams requested he fill out questionnaires or game film to access his talents further.

Jesse Kaye, the director of pro personal for the Green Bay Packers, was quoted in 1992 as saying, "Williams is a little raw but he does have good size, decent quickness and good hands."

Williams would later win two Super Bowl rings playing with the Dallas Cowboys as a back-up receiver. The former Mustang closed out his career with the Chicago Bears, Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts.


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