Set to graduate in June from Vankleek Hill Collegiate, James Lauzon is already looking to continue his football career, having committed to join the team at le CÉGEP de l’Outaouais in Gatineau, where the teen will also pursue a technical degree in mechanical engineering.
Lauzon, who recently turned 18, was a member of the Glengarry Gaels high school football team, a collaboration between VCI and Glengarry District High School, in Alexandria.
He’s also previously played for the Cornwall OFC Wildcats in games across the province, as an offensive lineman.
As for his contribution to the gridiron game at the CÉGEP level, he says, “I’ll most likely be playing offensive guard, but that could change before the season starts. I’ll definitely play on the offensive line, but I don’t necessarily know where.”
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Lauzon is working part-time and training for fall football.
Regarding the Outaouais Griffons, the O-lineman tells me that he hasn’t been given a specific home training plan, rather they are “encouraging us to create/find and follow our own workout routine.”
Even if the OFC Wildcats due play this summer, Lauzon likely won’t be joining them, something he says he’s disappointed about, adding, “I just need to make as much money as I can and be in the best shape” for the upcoming CÉGEP season.