By Honore Gbedze TheAfroNews Vancouver : Mr Christian Covington Congratulation for winning full scholarship of Rice University in Houston, Texas, a prestigious academic and research university that has attracted a number of Canadians to its Division I football program.
1 How would you describe your success?
It’s truly a blessing to be given this opportunity. This is a once in a lifetime experience and it feels amazing.
2 What does football mean to you?
Football to me is a stepping stone towards life. It is only going to benefit me in the future, physically, emotionally, and mentally. This is my golden opportunity to my degree.
3 As the son of Grover Covington, a Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend who is in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Hall of Fame and is the league’s all-time quarterback leader.
What does this mean to you and what role does he play in your life?
He’s my inspiration and the reason why I wanted to play football. He has taught me everything I know, whether it be on the field or at my home.
He is an amazing man who anyone would be proud to call dad.
4 With respect to your education what place does it have on your development now and in your future?
Football is possibly 10% of my entire life. The education I receive because of football will be one of the most important factors going into my future.
5 What advice do you have for the youth?
Never give up on your dreams and aspirations. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something or be someone. The only one holding you back from your goals is you. And once you reach your goals, take it, run, and don’t look back.
We thank you and are proud to congratulate you on your excellent success and wish you much blessing.
It’s been a good year in football for Vancouver College Fighting Irish defensive lineman Christian Covington.
After leading his high school to its first Varsity AAA championship since 1994 in December, Covington received a full scholarship to play for Rice University in Houston, Tex. It was officially announced at a Feb. 2 press conference in the B.C. Lions’ locker room.