Today, CFC shines the spotlight on Class 2012 offensive star and recent Acadia University commit, Andrew Adams. Andrew began his football career in grade 10.
6’3, 185 lbs
Charles P Allen Cheetahs (high school: NSSAFFL)
Commitment to Acadia University
During his high school gridiron career with the Charles P Allen Cheetahs of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL), Andrew played receiver until his senior year. This past season the offensive standout was asked to take on a different position and took the necessary steps to ensure he was game ready.
“Coach (Michael McPherson) asked me to play quarterback,” comments Andrew, who was the team’s unsung hero this past year. “I trained all summer with Mack Blewett from Saint Mary’s University and Alan Wetmore to get prepared for the season.”
As he took on this new role, the Cheetahs offensive gun experienced the highlight of his young football career.
“My most memorable football experience would be my first game in grade 12 as quarterback, beating Lockview 52 -22,” explains Andrew. “I just remember the relief of beating them and realizing that we could have a great season, which is what ended up happening.”
Once he graduates from the Bedford high school this month, Andrew plans to move to Wolfville as he’s recently committed to Acadia University. Ultimately, there were several factors that influenced his decision to pick the school.
“I committed to Acadia because I love the whole atmosphere of a small town university as well as the coaching staff,” adds the future Axemen player. “Also, my brother played football for Acadia and recommended that is where I should go, not just for football but also for academics.”
It’s not lost on Andrew how many individuals have played a significant role in all the successes he’s been able to achieve on and off the field.
“My older brothers have a huge influence on me and my decisions as well as my parents, coaches and teachers,” says Andrew. “Everyone in my life influences me in some way.”
“In football, I would say my Cheetah brothers influence me as they make me train harder, help me improve and motivate me to play well at the next level. I’m going to miss playing with each and everyone of them.”
When he attends Acadia this fall, the Cheetahs offensive star will enroll in the business program. One of his future plans after he finishes university is to travel around the world for a year.
Overall, the football experience has given Andrew the necessary tools to tackle all aspects of his life. He will take those skills with him in the hopes of reaching future goals at Acadia.
“Football has helped me become more patient and calm when I am in high pressure situations,” comments Andrew. “It has helped me learn to lead as a leader should with respect and tolerance towards the other players and as well as people in everyday life.”
Video of Andrew’s Football Highlights: