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Tommy Denison (Born October 7, 1978) is a former Professional football player with the Calgary Stampeders (CFL), Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and the Albany Conquest (AFL). He is a two-time All-Canadian and two-time winner of the Hec Crighton award (CIS football MVP) in 2002 and 2003.
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Denison played his high school football at Beamsville District Secondary School, where he was a part of two Zone 4 championship football teams.
Beamsville District Secondary School is a secondary school in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. It is a very busy and active school, balancing the academic demands of classes with extracurricular activities.
Denison Played for the Niagara Colts of the GLFL and set numerous records including an 836-yard passing performance against the Brantford Bisons that was recognized in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd. He threw for 6,700 yards and 68 touchdowns in the 1998 season.
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Denison attended Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, where he won the starting job midway through his redshirt freshman season.
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a small public university in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. It is one of the fourteen state universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and numerous national professional organizations. Mansfield University's total enrollment is 2,198 students.
Queens University, 2001-2003.
Denison, the 2002 and 2003 Hec Crighton Trophy winner, was the central figure in the revival of Queen’s football program. Not only did his play return a once proud program to the national scene, but not since Greg Varva and the early 80’s Calgary Dinos had Canadian university football seen pass oriented offence like that of the Queen’s squad. In 2002, Denison became the first Canadian university quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a single season. His 3,001 yards in 2002 and 2,907 yards in 2003 remain the second and third most passing yards in a single CIS season. He also sits second and third in the books for passes attempted in a season with 312 in 2002 and 313 in 2003. Denison is first and fourth all-time in the OUA for touchdown passes in a season, with 24 in 2003 and 22 in 2002, he has the most completions in an OUA season with 203 in 2003 (second in CIS) and he recorded the most yards passing in a single OUA game on November 2, 2002 vs. Western in the OUA semifinal with 561 yards (second in CIS). Despite only playing three seasons, Denison sits eighth on the OUA career passing list. Had the two-time first team OUA all-star and first team all-Canadian been able to play more than three seasons, he could very well have left the OUA with every passing record in the game.
The Windsor Lancers are the varsity athletic teams that represent the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The school joined what was then the Ontario-Quebec Athletic Association in 1952 and have fielded teams in what is now known as the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) ever since.
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