Photo by Justin Labelle
“Meet a Gee-Gee” takes a look at the people under the jerseys. Whether they’re varsity athletes or otherwise, we ask the players questions you want answers to. We get the dirt, straight from the horse’s mouth.
WE SAT DOWN with master’s of occupational therapy student and fifth-year wide receiver Maxime Mireault to talk about football, stripping, and the student-athlete lifestyle.
The Fulcrum: What is the biggest misconception about football players?
Maxime Mireault: That we only talk about girls and sports. We actually like to talk about politics and topics with deeper meaning too!
If you could choose any actor to play you in a movie, who would it be?
Robert Downey Jr.
What is the best perk of being a Gee-Gee?
Just being an athlete and having 100 brothers.
What is the craziest thing your team has ever done?
We strip down to our underwear for Mr. Gee [an annual fundraising event].
Which school is your biggest rival?
Western, but soon it will be Carleton.
What are your plans for after university?
I want to open my own clinic in the Montreal area.
If you could play any sport other than football, what would it be?
What is the best piece of advice you could offer first-year students?
Get your homework done, and listen in class.
“My teammates would vote me most likely to _____________”
Fuck shit up.
What has been the biggest challenge over the course of your career as a student-athlete?
It sounds cliché, but to never give up, no matter what.
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