CFC100s plus 1 other have faith in UBC head coach

UBC adds one provincial commit and two out-of-province commits to their 2019 class.

CFC100s Kamryn Matheson, a defensive back from IMG Academy, and Aiden Bertuzzi, a defensive lineman from Mount Douglas Secondary School, know they are in good hands with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

Owen Brown, a kicker and punter from the St. Vital Mustangs, will also be joining the Thunderbirds.

CFC100 Kamryn Matheson

Leaving sunny Florida behind, Kamryn Matheson is ready to head back up north. “I love the city of Vancouver, and the way Head Coach Nill runs the football program is exactly like a Division 1 school,” he said. “So, I believe that we have a really good shot at winning a Vanier within the next four years.”

The 5’11, 185lbs athlete added that, “I loved the staff, and Coach Nill and I got along really well.”

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Matheson played with the CEC Cougars (NSSAF) before joining IMG in 2018. He is interested in taking commerce.

CFC100 Aiden Bertuzzi

It is a common sight to see a Bertuzzi at the UBC. “I have a long line of UBC alumni in my family,” Aiden Bertuzzi said. “I feel it offers the best of both worlds…I feel it suits my needs as a player and as a student.”

Interested in marketing and business, Bertuzzi said that UBC has both a national-contending football program and a top-ranked business school.

“UBC has an amazing coaching staff,” added the 6’5, 225lbs defensive end. “I am excited to not only have Coach Nill as my head coach but as my positional coach as well. Coach Nill’s winning record speaks for itself.”

From 2014 to 2016, Bertuzzi was a member of the Vancouver College Fighting Irish (BCSSFA). He then joined the Mount Douglas Rams (BCSSFA). He is a three-time provincial champion, including the 2018 BC high School championship. The 2018 season was kind to Bertuzzi, who was a Fox 40 Prospect Challenge MVP, a Western Conference all-star, a provincial all-star and 2nd-team all-Canadian that season.

“I would not be here today without the great coaches I have had in the past, starting with my coaches at the community level who taught me my love for the game right through to my high school coaches,” Bertuzzi said.

“I feel pretty fortunate to have had the opportunity to play with the guys at Mount Douglas under our head coach, Mark Townsend,” he added. “I am going to miss playing with them and wish them all the best.”

Owen Brown

Owen Brown played with the midget St. Vital Mustangs (MFLM) in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Standing at 5’11, 160lbs, he was invited to be a part of the Nissan Kickoff Project. He was a 2017 MFLM special teams player of the year. He will be taking business in university.

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