Gregor MacKellar

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Gregor MacKellar
No. 67     Toronto Argonauts
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MacKellar with the Argonauts in 2022
Born: (1998-07-22) July 22, 1998 (age 24)
Timberlea, Nova Scotia
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight310 lb (140 kg)
CollegeRice
UniversitySt. Francis Xavier
High schoolSt. Andrew's College
Bay View High
CFL Draft2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2022–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
HonoursSecond Team All-Canadian
(2021)
Career stats

Gregor Bruce MacKellar (born July 22, 1998) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career[edit]

MacKellar first attended Rice University in 2017 and had a redshirt season while a member of the Rice Owls.[1] Following a coaching change, MacKellar sought a transfer and moved back to Nova Scotia to become a member of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in time for the 2018 season.[2] In his first season, the X-Men were Loney Bowl champions after defeating the Saint Mary's Huskies.[3] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 U Sports football season. In his fourth and final year, in 2021, he was named a U Sports Second Team All-Canadian and again won the Loney Bowl in a victory over the Bishop's Gaiters.[3]

Professional career[edit]

MacKellar was ranked as the 19th best player in the Canadian Football League's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2022 CFL Draft.[4] He was then drafted in the first round, sixth overall, in the draft by the Toronto Argonauts.[5] He then signed with the team on May 10, 2022.[5] Following training camp, he was placed on the injured list, but soon after played in his first career professional game on July 4, 2022, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[3] His first game played outside of Toronto's BMO Field was in Wolfville, Nova Scotia as part of Touchdown Atlantic where he dressed as a backup offensive lineman in his home province.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

MacKellar was born to parents Bruce and Kelly MacKellar.[1] He has one sister, Ainsley, who also attended St. Francis Xavier University.[2] MacKellar plays bagpipes and competed in 2013 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gregor MacKellar". Rice Owls. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Homegrown MacKellar eager for fresh start with X-Men after year at Rice". Atlantic University Sport. August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gregor MacKellar". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  4. ^ "Metchie leaps to top-spot in final Scouting Bureau of 2022". Canadian Football League. April 19, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Argos sign eleven from 2022 CFL draft class". Toronto Argonauts. May 10, 2022.
  6. ^ "O'Leary: Argos, Riders play with an eye to the future". Canadian Football League. July 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "Toronto Argonauts Depth Chart" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved July 16, 2022.

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