Welcome to the PRO-File Podcast with my special guest Trevor Kennerd. Before I tell you about Trevor, I want to take a second to explain if this is your first experience with a podcast. This writing is only a brief description of the episode and you will need to click the PLAY button at the bottom and enjoy the episode. My name is Jayson Dzikowicz and I have realized a short while ago that my story of how i made it to the ranks of the CFL is nothing short of miraculous. I now spend my time meeting with other PROS and I take the time to interview them and enjoy sharing their amazing journey’s… I hope that you enjoy the stories, the messages and experience that these PROS have to share and that you implement this wisdom into your own life.
My guest today is no exception, Trevor Kennerd was born in Calgary Alberta and was raised in Edmonton. Trevor has a brother that is 14 years older than him and also has an identical twin brother. His older brother bought the twins their very first football and the twins spent most of their time playing pick up games with their friends. His twin brother Forrest assumed the role as quarterback and Trevor decided to play on the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker. The twins were unlikely football players as, at 5 foot 5 inches, they weren’t exactly football prototypes.
The boys loved football and after playing high school football, they were trying out for the Edmonton Huskies when the coach asked if anyone could kick Forrest nudged Trevor to get in line and he gave it a shot. He made the kicks and became the kicker by default. While Forrest would go on to win the 1980 Vanier Cup as the starting Quarterback for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, setting a Vanier Cup record for passing and winning the MVP award, Trevor would take his kicking skills to the Golden Bears and then to Winnipeg where he would spend the next 12 seasons, winning 3 Grey Cups along the way to being inducted to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall of Fame and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame…not bad for a guy that just wanted to make the Junior team!