McMaster’s Mackie making his mark on football, community and MCATs (U Sports)

It’s not easy balancing being an academic All-Canadian and full-time football player.

Just ask Mark Mackie.

“It’s tough. I didn’t do so great in my first year, I had to learn strategies,” says the fifth-year McMaster player. “At the end of the day, it comes down to scheduling, knowing when everything is, getting ahead of stuff. If you don’t make a meticulous calendar, you’re in trouble. Even when you make a meticulous calendar, sometimes you just run out of time. It can be a bit of crazy ride trying to balance everything, but it’s doable. Every year I’ve gotten a little better at it, and now it’s just like clockwork.”

 

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Photos provided by McMaster University, and the CFL.ca (Kevin Sousa)