#CFCOPC PLAYERS TO WATCH: Team Central Freshman QB DeJesus “hungry to win” (VIDEO)

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com’s Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) on the April 29th weekend at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton. In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams and players participating in the big event. 


Nicholas DeJesus is as competitive and hard-working as they come.

“The biggest attribute I bring to the game would have to be work ethic and competitiveness,” said the Huronia Stallions (OFC) and Nantyr Shores Tritons (GBSSA) quarterback. “My love for the game drives me to work hard everyday to outwork my competition.”

He is thought of as one of the best quarterbacks in the province at his age, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I play quarterback because its the position I play best and I love everything about the position that comes with it. My favourite part of playing Quarterback is the challenge that comes along with playing the position,” expressed DeJesus.

“You have to be a leader, competitive, read the defence, control your offence and make all the throws you need to make in the game, while staying calm, [cool] and collected.”


The 5’10, 175-pound pivot looks up to and emulates two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks.

“I look up to and emulate my game after Tom Brady and Cam Newton,” stated DeJesus. “I look up to Tom Brady because he had to work for his success and to get to where he is now, and he is always calm and makes all the correct reads and throws during games.”

“I look up to Cam Newton because he is always having fun playing football and he is a dual threat quarterback.”

In just over a month, DeJesus will add the Ontario Prospect Challenge to his checklist.

“I heard about [OPC] in 2014 and I wanted to try out,” he said of his introduction to the game. “The process has been great; the opportunity to get coached by great coaches all around Ontario and to compete against the best players in Ontario is great.”


DeJesus is prepared to do what he can to lead his team to victory in this year’s OPC.

“I want to bring my team to a victory, and I want to stand out and show myself off to any scouts watching,” indicated the Team Central Freshman.

He says that while he may be nervous prior to game time, once it all begins, those competitive juices will once again be flowing.

“I feel like at first I’ll get the pre game jitters and butterflies but after kickoff no matter the stage or the pressure, I’ll be focused and hungry to win,” said the Innisfil native.


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