Heap breaks CIS record

During Laurier’s 21-14 win over Guelph, Golden Hawks’ slot back Dillon Heap set a new Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) record for punt return yards in a single season.

Heap racked up 202 punt return yards on Saturday, improving his season total to 827, breaking the previous record of 777, set by Richard Karikari of St. FX in 2002.

“I knew I was close coming in, but I didn’t think I was going to get it,” said Heap. “It’s only one season, but it definitely feels great to be on top.”

Heap, a Waterloo native, has emerged as one of the Hawks’ top weapons, not only on returns but also on offence.

Dillion Heap season stats

Total Yards
1901 (1st in CIS)
Punt Return Yards
827 (1st in CIS)
Kick Return Yards
493 (1st in CIS)
Receiving Yards
532 (1st on Hawks)