Gryphons add two offensive weapons

In the past two weeks the Gryphons have added to more offensive skill players in Slot Receiver Ben Field of Burlington Corpus Christi and Vancouver, BC Quarterback Theo Landers of Notre Dame Regional SS.

Receiver recruit Ben Field

Receiver recruit Ben Field

The 5’8″ 165-pound Ben Field is an accomplished receiver on the gridiron – Offensive MVP with the CC Longhorns, a Burlington Stampeder standout and a bronze medal winner with Team Ontario in 2013. In fact, Field had an eye-popping 8 catches for 208 yards & a TD in the semi-final against Alberta.  Field’s performance for Team O in the 2013 Football Canada Cup earned him a place on the National Junior Team U18 squad that played in the 2014 International Bowl. Unfortunately for Field an ACL injury in the Halton Tier 1 Championship game prevented him from playing in Texas last year. Among the top 10 receivers in the OFC Varsity league in his rookie season, Field returned from his ACL injury to produce these highlights in 2014. Below are his 2013 Stamps and Team Ontario highlights.

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QB recruit Theo Landers

QB recruit Theo Landers

In Theodore Landers the Gryphons are getting one of BC’s top 2015 QB prospects. Landers is a 6’1″ 180-pound dual-threat quarterback who makes plays with both his arm and his legs.  With the Notre Dame Jugglers he completed 54% of his passes for an average of 13 yards per completion. He was the team’s 2nd leading rusher with 390 yards, 4 TD and an average of 9.5 yards per attempt.  In September Landers was chosen City TV’s Athlete of the Week. Landers is a veteran of numerous American college summer camps and has attended the renowned DeBartolo Throwing Camp for quarterbacks where he was timed running a 4.6 sec 40. In December, Landers quarterbacked Team BC in the Manao Bowl against a team of Washington state high school all stars. Another future Gryphon, Diego Pineda, was a teammate on that BC squad.

As you would expect Landers’ senior highlights are more impressive than the Grade 11 version below, but you will have to click on the link to watch them on Hudl as I’ve never been able to get Hudl files to work on this blog’s video player.

 

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