Interview With Former CFL Player Kamau Peterson

Kamau enjoyed an 11 year career in professional football playing mostly in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions. He was a late bloomer in football, not playing until the end of his time in high school. He was a great athlete, competing in track as well as basketball in addition to football. He always wanted to be a professional athlete, and decided that football was his best path to achieve that goal. He went to the University of New Hampshire, where he was able to compete as a three sport athlete. There were a few coaching changes while he was there and he had some difficulties with some of them. Chip Kelly was one of the young coaches that came to the program near the end of his time there. That is where Chip was able to groom his system and Kamau was a beneficiary of that system. He was drafted by Calgary, and had a few different stops in his career. His best season came while with Edmonton in 2008, when he was honoured as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian. After football he has done a few things, including coaching with Team Canada as well as in the CIS at York University. He is now founder of Athletic Paradigm, a training program for athletes looking to accelerate their performance. For more on Kamau, please follow the links below.

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About the author, Lyle

1st round pick of the BC Lions in the 2001 draft, 3rd overall. 10 year CFL player, retiring in 2011. 2 Grey Cup appearances, winning in 2006.

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