Shaquille Murray-Lawrence

Birth Date:Oct. 30, 1993 (age 30)
Residence:Scarborough, Ont.
Hometown:Scarborough, Ont.

Shaquille is adding his name to the growing list of standout Canadian Football League players who regular change out their gridiron cleats with bobsleigh spikes while dreaming of hosting both the Grey Cup and standing on the Olympic podium.

With the CFL on the sidelines due to COVID-19, Shaquille’s competitive nature took over and so he headed to Calgary to attend the National Bobsleigh Team Selection Camp in the fall of 2020.

The third-round draft choice of the B.C. Lions who has bounced around the CFL and including a stint as a running back and kickoff returner with the Montreal Alouettes definitely captured the coaches’ attention with his power, speed and explosiveness.

In his short time with the National Bobsleigh Program, Murray-Lawrence has demonstrated incredible potential, while continuing to learn the intricacies of the sport and chase that new-found Olympic dream.

He was named as an alternate on Team Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China and captured his first World Cup medal while part of Taylor Austin’s four-man crew at the Whistler, B.C. stop in 2022.

Career Highlights


  Gold Silver Bronze Other
2023 - World Championships, St. Moritz, SUI: 4- Man       13th
2022- Push World Championships, Lake Placid, USA: 4- Man       5th
2022 - World Cup, Whistler, CAN: 4- Man      
2021 - World Cup, St Moritz, SUI: 4- Man      


2021 - Europe Cup, Altenberg, GER: 4- Man        

Olympic Winter Games Results

Season Location Discipline Result Crew
2022 Beijing, CHINA -    


World Championship Results

Season Location Discipline Result Crew
St. Moritz, SUI 4- Man 13th Austin, De Souza, Murray- Lawrence, Gray
    2- Man DNF Austin, Murray-Lawrence


World Cup Results

  Altenberg, GER 4- Man 13th Austin, De Souza, Murray- Lawrence, Gray
  Altenberg, GER 4- Man 8th Austin, De Souza, Murray- Lawrence, Gray
    2- Man 9th Austin, Murray- Lawrence
  Winterberg, GER 4- Man 9th Austin, De Souza, Murray-Lawrence, Gray
    2- Man 11th Austin, Murray-Lawrence
  Lake Placid, USA 4- Man 6th Austin, Mathieu, Murray-Lawrence, Gray
  Park City, USA 4- Man 9th Austin, Caixeiro, Murray-Lawrence, Gray
    2- Man 9th Austin, Murray-Lawrence
  Whistler, CAN 4- Man 3rd Austin, Murray-Lawrence, De Souza, Gray
    2- Man 6th Austin, Murray-Lawrence
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 13th Austin, Murray-Lawrence, Sunderland, Patrician
  St Moritz, SUI 4man 11th Spring, Mlakar, Evelyn, Murray-Lawrence