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Saturday, November 25, 2017

RIDERS' HENOC MUAMBA NAMED 2017 GORD BARWELL AWARD WINNER


OTTAWA - Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Henoc Muamba was named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Gord Barwell Award at the annual Athletes In Action Grey Cup Breakfast at Grey Cup Festivities in Ottawa on Saturday morning.

The award is named after the legendary receiver, the late Gord Barwell of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who helped establish the ministry of Athletes in Action throughout the CFL.

AIA continues to provide a spiritual chaplain to each CFL team. The Gord Barwell award is presented to a CFL player each year who exhibits exemplary Christian conduct and leadership on and off the field.

The 28-year old Muamba is a Congolese-Canadian football player for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was selected first overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2011 CFL Draft, becoming the first player from St. Francis Xavier University to be chosen first overall in the draft. He played CIS football with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men.

Muamba has also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys and Montreal Alouettes.

In 2016 Muamba signed a free agent deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and led the Green & White in tackles in 2017.

(Pedersen Media Inc.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to see Henoc both win the award and develop into one of the CFL's best middle linebackers.

Anonymous said...

Henoc came to our elementary school last winter. He is one of the best motivational speakers I've ever heard.

Anonymous said...

First class citizen and overall person

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS,to a "football" stud....still can't believe we landed this all-star!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Henoc.🏈💚👍✝️✝️

Anonymous said...

This guy is one heluva player and even a better person!

Anonymous said...

Henoc your a good person and a talented football player. Plus your Citizenship is a HUGE bonus to any CFL team.
However your not suppose to comment glowing reviews on articles about yourself. Please allow others to comment on you. LOL just kidding of course. There are too many positive comments. Someone had to mess it up. haha
As Rider fans we couldn’t be more happy to have a young man like yourself spearheading up our Defence.
We are great full you picked SK to sign with after your try out with the Cowboys.
If your truly finished with NFL tryouts; we would love it if you chose to play the remainder of your CFL career right here in Saskabush. Over the next 4-5 years you could really make a nine for yourself on the Riders. No doubt the Risetscwill win the Grey Cup once or twice over the next five years. So you could immortalize your name on the G.C. As well as become a true SK legend as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honor.
It would be personally beneficial for you to dig your heels right here and right now.
Good work Henoc on and off the field. Keep up being outstanding citizen and nothing but good should come your way.
Cheers. ��