TORONTO – The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the U SPORTS quarterbacks that will participate in the Canadian Quarterback Internship Program at CFL training camps in advance of the 2019 season.
The Canadian quarterback internship program started in 2010 and was made mandatory for all teams by the CFL in 2012. The program allows Canada's best young pivots to participate in practice drills as well as team and positional meetings while continuing to develop and hone their skills at the quarterback position.
This year, Gee-Gees quarterback Sawyer Buettner will be attending training camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Buettner, a native of Moose Jaw, SK, joined the Gee-Gees in 2018 after three years under centre with the Regina Thunder of the CJFL. The 6-2, 210 lb. former Team Canada quarterback, led the nationally-ranked Gee-Gees to a 6-2 (2nd OUA) regular season record in his first season on campus.
At the helm of the Garnet and Grey offence, Buettner racked up 1,470 yards, 14 touchdowns, and a 145.4 passer efficiency rating in seven regular season games played.
The highlight of his freshman season was leading the Gee-Gees to a victory over Carleton in the Panda Game. Buettner threw for 243 yards and five touchdowns en route to a 38-27 win in front of a sold out crowd of over 24,000 at TD Place. The following week at Toronto, Buettner had his best statistical game of the year, throwing for 405 yards and four touchdowns in the win.