A young national quarterback has finally made his much-anticipated CFL debut.
Michael O’Connor got into Saturday’s game in the fourth quarter against the Ottawa Redblacks. McLeod Bethel-Thompson played the entire first half, while Dakota Prukop took the third quarter.
O’Connor quickly orchestrated a touchdown drive, completing four-of-four pass attempts for 59 yards and a score to Rodney Smith.
The 23-year-old has dressed for eight games this year but had yet to play until Saturday’s game.
O’Connor was selected in the third round of May’s draft. The six-foot-four, 230-pound pivot originally committed to Penn State before transferring to UBC.