College Sports

Football: Marian Central grad Streveler named starting QB for CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Chris Streveler
Chris Streveler

Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Mike O’Shea on Monday named Marian Central graduate and Crystal Lake native Chris Streveler the starting quarterback for Thursday’s season opener.

Streveler, who played the past two years at the University of South Dakota, becomes the first rookie quarterback out of college to start in the Canadian Football League's Week 1 since Anthony Calvillo started for the Las Vegas Posse in 1994.

Streveler played in each of the Blue Bombers’ two preseason games. He was 10 for 10 passing for 140 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut June 1. On June 8, he went 3 of 9 passing for 44 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Streveler beat out Alex Ross and Bryan Bennett for the starting spot. Last season’s starter, Matt Nichols, is out with a knee injury for the first four to six weeks of the season.

Thursday’s season opener will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.