At 6-2 and 290 lbs., Edmonton’s Evan Rutherford comes to the Huskies with the size to potentially make a quick jump into the lineup. A product of Harry Ainlay High school, where he was a teammate of Huskies Jordan Arkko and Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren, Evan has an impressive resume, which includes being named to Team Alberta in 2011 and to the North Team for the 2012 Alberta Senior Bowl.
“Evan’s a very similar type of offensive lineman as Arkko,” said Huskies’ assistant coach Jason Sulz. “He’s very smart, both on the field and academically, as he has great grades. He’ll be a project, as he has to get a little bit stronger and we’ll see how quickly he picks up our system. But we feel he’s going to bring good things to us.”
Evan performed well at spring camp, looking right at home with veteran players along the line. “The camp showed me how much faster the next level is,” said Evan, “and the coaches asked me learn how to snap so i can become a more versatile player.”
As he prepares for his Huskie football career, Evan is also preparing for his academic career, where he will pursue a degree in engineering. “The U of S seemed to be the best place for me to exceed both on the field and in the classroom,” said Evan.