Ed Bajon was a 4-year athlete playing varsity football from 1973-1977 and contributing another 3 years, after graduating in Business Administration, as an assistant with coach Bernie Custis.
Ed became a team captain, an all-star offensive end with a dedication to learning the game, and extremely versatile, at times playing linebacker and on special teams.
He might best be described as “a warrior” always putting the team first and was rewarded with the ultimate respect of his team-mates and coaches as Coach Custis will testify.
He was calm in the toughest conditions that the game of football brings and had the ability to reach within himself when his best was needed.
He was an example of resilience, never more tested when his season ended in 1976 in the 2nd game at the University of Quebec Trois-Rivieres when Ed severely broke his leg in the 3rd quarter. Even though he couldn’t play he would help to inspire his team in many other ways. The team eventually endured with a championship at McGill stadium in the snow.
Ed’s comeback was completed in 1977 with his fourth Eastern Canadian Championship in a row.
You can’t win championships without surrounding yourself with players like Ed Bajon who will make whatever sacrifices are necessary.
Ed was honoured in 1975-76 as Sheridan’s Athlete of the Year. His contributions to Sheridan sport’s history as both of a player and coach helped seal Bajon‘s place in the Hall of Fame.