Lions quarterback Brett Hunchak headed to CFL training camp

York University Lions quarterback Brett Hunchak will be in Edmonton this summer to participate in the Edmonton Eskimos training camp as part of the CFL-CIS Development Program.

This is the second year in a row he will be part of the program, after spending time with the Calgary Stampeders last summer.

Also spending time at Canadian Football League (CFL) training camps this summer are Lions head coach Warren Craney and special teams coordinator Jesse Alexander, who will spend a week as guest coaches with the Montreal Alouettes, and offensive coordinator Kamau Peterson, who will be in Edmonton with Hunchak.

Hunchak, a 6-foot-3 pivot from Calgary, has spent two seasons with the Lions and put up numbers not seen in program history. Last year he started all eight games and finished fourth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) with 2,085 passing yards, the most in a single season at York. He was also fourth in total touchdowns (12) and completions (156) and was seventh in completion percentage (60.9).

Last year Hunchak got to train alongside Bo Levi Mitchell, who went on to win the CFL’s most outstanding player award while leading the Stamps to the Grey Cup, and this year he will be with Mike Reilly, the 2015 Grey Cup MVP.

Hunchak will return to the Lions in August for his third season. Training camp begins on Saturday, Aug. 12, with their first game set for Sunday, Aug. 27 against the Western Mustangs.