StettlerLocal.com March 31, 2021
Norb Baharally (L) and Theren Churchill (R) stop for a picture after Churchill signed a jersey to help support Kids Sport.
Stettler athlete, Theren Churchill was drafted to the Toronto Argonauts April last year. Churchill started in Minor Football at grade 4, was a member of the Stettler Wildcats team and after high school started playing for the Edmonton Huskies getting scouting attention by his 3rd year. Churchill had 4 successful years in Jr. Football before going to Regina where he began playing college football. He made sure he got his education but still worked towards his dream of the CFL.
Churchill finished college in the fall of 2019 and began training for the CFL Combine. However, with COVID regional combine and national combine were cancelled leaving CFL teams relying on month-long interviews with hopeful players. A notable playing career and a successful interview process led Churchill to be picked in the first round as the Toronto Argonauts ninth pick.
With the CFL planing on a modified season starting June 10th until October 30th, the Toronto Argonauts called up 4 players from the 2020 draft class; Sam Acheampong, Dion Pellerin, Sam Baker and Churchill (OL).
Churchill says the past year has given him a chance to really enjoy meeting his goal of becoming a professional football player. He stays in touch with his trainer with the Rams in Regina and says that has helped him with his training program. He's attended meetings and is going over the playbook, and the team has called to check in with how he is doing.
He’s also been taking online classes through the University of Regina, and hopes to be able to finish his business education soon.
When asked about whether or not the NFL might be on the horizon, Churchill is mindful of his situation, and the possibilities it may present.
“I will take the opportunity that I have and keep going with it”
Carson Ellis, Reporter