Will Loftus

Athlete (Amateur) | 2023

Will Loftus is one of the most decorated amateur football players that British Columbia has ever produced, and he parlayed that into a very successful career at the pro level.

As a grade 10 student attending John Oliver Secondary in Vancouver, he was the team’s starting safety. After spending his grade 11 year in California as the starting safety for Clovis High School, Loftus would return to John Oliver for his grade 12 year in 1992 and led them to a provincial championship that season culminating with a 15-0 victory over Carson Graham in the championship game.

In that championship game, he was a two-way starter scoring the winning touchdown while holding Carson Graham’s superstar receiver Jerome Pathon, a future NFL standout and 2019 BC Football Hall of Fame inductee, to just a single catch. Loftus was named a provincial all-star in 1992 as well.

In 1993, Loftus was one of the captains of the first BC team to compete in the 1993 Canada Cup that won the silver medal. After spending the 1993 season at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, Loftus would return to BC in 1994 joining the Surrey Rams in 1994 where he would earn BC Junior All-Star and Canadian All-Star accolades. He would complete his amateur career at the University of Manitoba where he was an All-Canadian defensive back.

Loftus would be drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the third round of the 1998 CFL and go on to play 11 seasons in the Canadian Football League winning the Grey Cup twice – 2002 with Montreal, and 2005 with Edmonton.

Since retiring from the CFL in 2007, Loftus has worked to develop the next generation of athletes and football players, starting up the Game Ready Fitness program and coaching community football.

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