Lane Bryksa comes to the Huskies after a stellar career with the Sasktoon Hilltops of the PFC, where he was named a PFC all-star at offensive guard. Lane is a solid recruit with plenty of experience who can step in and contribute right away on an offensive line that will be replacing veterans Ben Heenan and Darren Hinds.
“Because he’s a student here, Lane’s been working out with us since January,” said Head Coach Brian Towriss. “He’s got great character, is a great leader and he’s very athletic. He’s a little light to start with, but he’s worked hard and it looks like he’s picking things up well.”
As a University of Saskatchewan student, the transition to the Huskies was an easy one for Lane. However, there was more to his decision to join the Huskies than conveniernce. “Playing for your hometown team, there’s nothing more special than that,” explained Lane. “Being a fan of the Huskies growing up, it’s kind of huge to play for them. I came to as many games as I could last year after Hilltop practices and after seeing the emotion here and having a coaches like Coach Towriss, Travis Serke and Bart Arnold, plus the fact that this is one of the best schools in Canada made this the only place for me.”
Lane is currently taking classes in the College of Arts and Sciences with the intent to get into the College of Education. Moving up to CIS football will be a challenge, but it’s one he’s looking forward to. “It’s a bit of a faster game, for sure,” he said. “There are a lot of things to learn, a lot of new steps. I have to focus on getting the plays down, adjusting to the speed and working on my footwork over the summer.”