Two Lions football players named All-Canadians

York Lions football players Andre Durie and Ricky Foley were named Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All-Canadians this week.

Right and below: Running back Andre Durie

Running back Andre Durie was selected a first-team All-Canadian. The 23-year-old Mississauga native ranked second in the nation with 1,367 yards and 15 majors this year. Durie became the first York player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, breaking the 977-yard record established in 1999 by Jeff Johnson, now a Toronto Argonaut. After scoring six touchdowns and leading the Lions to a 55-33 win against the University of Waterloo Warriors in October, a Toronto Sun reporter said he “drives through defences with the due diligence of a diabolical dentist.” He is only the second player in CIS history to score six times in a single game since 1977. Durie, a second-year arts student, also made headlines last year when he broke the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) single-game record with 349 yards against Ottawa.


Left and right: Defensive end Ricky Foley

Defensive end Ricky Foley was selected a second-team All-Canadian. Foley led the CIS with nine sacks and 32 tackles, more than any other OUA defensive tackle. He is a third-year history student.

Earlier this month, both were also named OUA first-team football all-stars for 2004.