‘He was a strong young man’: Former Sask. Hilltops and Huskies QB loses fight with cancer


Former Saskatoon Hilltops and University of Saskatchewan Huskies Quarterback Chase Bradshaw has misplaced his battle with cancer.

“This is the most devastating moment of our lives,” stated his mom Kathy Bradshaw.

“He was a strong young man. It was really tough over the last two and a half years to see that strength and vitality taken out of them because of the brain cancer that he was suffering from,” his father Bruce Bradshaw stated.

Born in 1989 Chase Bradshaw was the youngest of three boys. He would attend Evan Hardy Collegiate quarterbacking the Souls for 3 years. In his senior season, he helped the college seize a metropolis championship. He would then play for the Saskatoon Hilltops for 5 seasons, beginning in his last three.

His management would shine after dropping the Prairie Football Conference Championship in 2009 the place he would go as much as each fifth-year participant and inform them he was sorry they weren’t leaving as champions.

“He told me he’ll do everything he can to make sure that never happens again,” stated former Hilltops teammate Bradley Chiasson. “As far as his Hilltops career is concerned, he went out a winner.”

Bradshaw would assist lead the group to back-to-back nationwide championships in 2010 and 2011. He then would quarterback the Huskies, the place he would set a report for many move makes an attempt in a single sport.

“When he was out there, the whole team just believed that you were going to win,” stated former hilltops teammate Mitch Stevens. “We always just had a special relationship that I will always remember.”

Bradshaw additionally discovered success off the sector, graduating with a mechanical engineering diploma from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. He would later earn his MBA in Germany whereas enjoying professionally there.

“It’s tough to find a guy with a better value system,” stated former Huskies teammate Braxton Lawerence. “Humble, quiet leader. Never really had to say too much because his play kind of spoke for itself.”

For a particular person with a mantle stuffed with accolades his household says his best accomplishment was the person he was at residence. In Grade 8 he started relationship Jenna Baptist, who he would marry in 2018. She gave start to their son Ace – a title impressed by Bradshaw’s nickname “Chase the Ace.”

“His son Ace just brought him such tremendous joy and he became an incredible family man,” stated Bruce Bradshaw.

Among all of the 33-year-old completed, his mother and father hope his character is what’s remembered.

“He always was more concerned about others than himself and he never complained,” stated Kathy Bradshaw.

“I would want him to be remembered for being a great father, husband and family man. For being positive and respectful, young man upbeat and just full of life,” stated Bruce Bradshaw.

At Saturday’s Huskies sport Bradshaw can be honoured with a moment of silence. 


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