Sardis football star commits to Queen’s Golden Gaels

Nick Butler was the MVP for the first-year Falcons in 2018 and now leaps into the university ranks.

The Sardis Falcons football program is sending its first player on to the university ranks.

Receiver Nick Butler will join the Queen’s Golden Gaels this fall.

With Sardis last fall, Butler had 43 catches for 782 yards and eight touchdowns. A physical and sure-handed force at six-foot-one, he was the MVP for the first-year Falcons and earned a Pacific conference all-star selection.

“Nick will have success at whatever he puts his mind to,” said Sardis head coach Adam Smith. “He is just one of those rare guys who go after what they want and will out work anyone to get it. I’m so proud and so excited to see what the future holds for Nick.”

He’ll have one familiar face on the field when he heads to Queen’s.

Big brother Jacob Butler heads into his third season on the Golden Gaels’ offensive line.

“Both my parents have attended Queen’s, and I would like to play with Jacob for the first time,” Butler said. “The combination of academic and athletic excellence (at Queen’s) is impressive. Queen’s also has some of the best facilities that I have ever seen.”

The Golden Gaels play in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference.

The 11 team circuit includes the Western Mustangs, Ottawa Gee Gees, Guelph Gryphons, Carleton Ravens, McMaster Marauders, Waterloo Warriors, Laurier Golden Hawks, York Lions, Windsor Lancers and Toronto Varsity Blues.

Queen’s finished the 2018 season with a 3-5 record.

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