Acadia bring in CFC100 son of former Axemen to team

Axemen welcome highly-touted CFC100 quarterback to their Class of 2017.

 Mason Brown, a quarterback from Royal Imperial Collegiate of Canada, needs no introduction to Acadia University, the Axemen’s newest commit has deep connections to the school already.

“Mason will be carrying on the Acadia tradition as both his parents are Acadia alumni,” Jeff Cummins, the Axemen’s head coach, said. “We are extremely excited to announce his signing.”

With grounded family ties to the school already, Brown was also brought into the brotherhood of the team on his visit. “I chose this school because when I got there, I was welcomed like family instantly. I felt like I belonged right away,” he said. “What appealed to me was the small tight knit community, brand new facilities and the beautiful campus.”

Cummins had a lot to say about his new quarterback. “Mason is both a high-quality student, athlete and person who will bring another element to the quarterback position. His ability to extend plays with his legs will make him extremely difficult for opposing defenses to stop,” he said.

Brown has some praise for the Axemen’s coaching staff as well. “I love the coaching staff. All (of them) were great to talk to and seem very smart with there football knowledge,” he said. “I definitely felt like I was great fit for them and they were great fit for me when I was making my decision.”

When Brown met with Cummins, he said that he already had a great respect for him because of what he has accomplished as a coach, player and person. “It’s all similar things that I want to achieve in my life. I think I can learn lots from every single coach,” Brown added.

Acadia Head Coach Jeff Cummins welcomes Mason Brown to the team. Courtesy of Jeff Cummins.

Standing at 6’0, 205lbs, Brown has played with the Burlington Stampeders (OFC) and the Canada Prep Raiders. This past season, his team played some of the top teams in the United States and he threw for a total 38 touchdowns. He said in their final game, they beat a Florida team in overtime on a touchdown pass to a very talented wide receiver, Riley Boersma. After the game, he received an MVP award.

Brown, who currently resides in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in Hamilton, is interested in taking kinesiology at university. His father, Jeff Brown, also majored in Kinesiology. He has played in the NCAA and U Sports league, after which he suited up for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Well before his commitment, Brown told that he has always been inspired by his father and has similar dreams to his.

Speaking of role models, Brown has also had the chance to learn under Larry Jusdanis, a former CFL and NCAA quarterback and Acadian alumni. “Awesome kid,” Larry Jusdanis said of Brown. “He is a very talented quarterback with a strong arm, exceptional in a spread offense.”

During his tenure with Acadia, Jusdanis made his mark on the team. He has been introduced into the Acadian Hall of Fame for setting several current-standing AUS records. Brown is determined to etch his name into the record books alongside him.

“I loved the past and future of the program. I feel lots of support from coaching staff and it’s somewhere I feel like I can achieve great things,” Brown said. “Now I have to challenge myself to break Larry Jusdanis’s passing records.”

Jusdanis has nothing but faith in his former pupil. “He easily could break records in the right system,” he said. “I look forward to seeing him take Acadia to the next level.”

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