Football: Svec to help Hec campaign at Western

A lot of good tidbits have turned up while working on the season previews, which will begin appearing next week.

Josh Svec, who was the OUA's second-leading receiver last fall with the Waterloo Warriors (864 yards on 48 catches), will now be catching passes for the Western Mustangs.

The 22-year-old Svec has enrolled at Western as a graduate student and thus will be eligible to join a team which is already deep at receiver. Quarterback Michael Faulds likely is a Hec Crighton Trophy shortlister after throwing for 2,596 yards and 19 TDs last season. Adding an experienced receiver cannot hurt the Mustangs' (and Faulds') cause, bearing in mind Svec would be learning a new offence when camp opens Aug. 24, a week from Monday.

Western is pretty deep at receiver with the likes of Jesse Bellamy, Nick Trevail and Zach Bull, not to mention some backs with decent hands such as John Leckie and Nathan Riva.

Svec likely doesn't match his 2008 numbers since Waterloo was one of the more pass-happy teams last season by Rob Pettapiece's reckoning. He can play, though, and he has a better chance to play on a championship team, needless to say.
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