Two Gryphons named to OUA All-Rookie team


The OUA announced their 2016 All-Rookie team today and …

For the second straight season, a pair of Gryphons have been named all-rookies as receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker (Mississauga, Ont.) and offensive lineman Coulter Woodmansey (Toronto, Ont.) will represent Guelph.  In eight games for the Gryphons, Schaffer-Baker led the team with 388 receiving yards, while Woodmansey was terrific on the offensive line all season. has a more detailed story on Schaffer-Baker and Woodmansey – here.

Schaffer-Baker, a first year receiver from Mississauga, burst onto the scene in 2016 and led the Gryphons in receiving yards during the regular season with 388 yards on 20 receptions. In his first game at the university level, Schaffer-Baker hauled in 91 yards receiving on just 3 receptions in a 41-22 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues. Schaffer-Baker, who scored his first career OUA touchdown on the road against the Laurier Golden Hawks in Week 8, showcased his big-play ability throughout the course of the season and promised to be a fixture in the Gryphons passing attack for years to come.

Kian Schaffer-Baker Photo: Doug Pflug

Kian Schaffer-Baker
Photo: Doug Pflug

Coulter Woodmansey, a 6-foot-5, 325 pound rookie from Toronto, earned a dress spot and playing time on a regular basis as a freshman, working his way into several of the Gryphons offensive packages. Coulter, who is described by head coach Kevin MacNeill as a hard-working, physical player, got his first start of the season in Week 8 versus Laurier and is expected to compete for a starting spot at guard heading into the 2017 season.

#67 Coulter Woodmansey

#67 Coulter Woodmansey

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