As a CJFL all-Canadian and two-time national champion with the Saskatoon Hilltops, defensive back Braxton Lawrence brings an impressive set of credentials to the Saskatchewan Huskies.
Braxton finished his final junior season with four fumble recoveries and two interceptions to go along with 21 total tackles. Many are expecting him to step into the starting lineup considering his skills and experience, and if the spring scrimmage was any indication, he will do just that, contributing an early interception as a defensive starter.
Braxton was a University of Saskatchewan student during his time with the Hilltops, so coming over to the Huskies was an easy transition. “I still had a couple years left of school and they have a pretty good program here,” he said. “I started talking to BT, had a couple meetings, and it seemed to be a really good fit.”
Head Coach Brian Towriss feels Braxton is one of the top junior recruits in the country and should make an immediate impact. “Braxton has been working out with us through the winter,” said Towriss. “He will step in and certainly challenge for a starting spot in the secondary.”
After spending time with the Huskies through winter practices and spring camp, Braxton feels comfortable and is happy with his decision. “One thing about being a DB, no matter where you go, you usually have a pretty good group of guys,” said the fourth-year commerce student. “So, from that standpoint, I think we have a good group and it’s a lot fun.
“Football is football, no matter where you go. There’s been some good competition and it’s been good getting pushed every practice. But it was a real good first impression with the guys, the atmosphere and how they conduct themselves.”