DJ Lalama is a personal trainer and a varsity collegiate football player from Winnipeg, Manitoba. For the last three years, he has played varsity football as a linebacker for the University of Manitoba Bisons. He was the starting middle linebacker and leading tackler on the Bisons when the team won the Hardy Cup (Canada West Conference Championship) in 2014.
Off the field, you can find DJ working as a personal trainer, health and fitness consultant, and football academy director at Elite Performance. Elite Performance provides athletic training and rehabilitation in Winnipeg, serving 20,000 athletes since 2000. He also holds the position of Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Manitoba Junior Bisons sports teams. As a trainer, DJ understands how important recovery is after each workout and game, and makes sure he has chocolate milk on hand at all times.
DJ started playing football at a very young age, playing for the Fort Gary Lions for 7 years and the St. Paul’s Crusaders AAA high school team for 3 years. He is awaiting the 2016 CFL entry draft with the hopes of continuing to play the game he loves professionally.
2010 Provincial Football Team Captain
2010 Football All Canadian
2010 Doug Brown football and overall achievement scholarship recipient
2010 WHSFL and WHSHL All Star and MVP
2010 Elite Training Center Most Valuable Player
Academic All Canadian Football Athlete
DJ graduated from the University of Manitoba with honours in Kinesiology and Recreation Management and minors in both Psychology and Business. His immediate focus is preparing for his 2015 season with the Bisons and positioning himself well for the 2016 CFL draft. He plans to continue his education by obtaining an MBA in the near future.