#CFCOPC PLAYERS TO WATCH: Team East Varsity LB Madore’s aggressiveness & mentality

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.¬†

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Pat Madore is not only very hard-working, but he’s also extremely hard-nosed on the gridiron.

“I feel I bring my dedication, hard work, strength and aggressiveness to the game,” alluded the Cumberland Panthers (NCAFA and OVFL) lifer. “These skills help me perform to the best of my abilities because I not only use them on game day but also on the practice field to make me a better player.”

He loves being able to release that aggressiveness on the defensive side of the ball.

“I started playing linebacker¬†because I enjoyed hitting people in a safe environment and I enjoy the mental challenge of being a linebacker and having the time to assess and react to the play at hand,” Madore mentioned. “My favourite part of being a linebacker is hitting hard and making great plays.”

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The 6’0, 220-pound linebacker looks up to one of the NFL’s best all time linebackers.

“My favourite player has always been Ray Lewis because of how he played the game and the impact he had on other players when he stepped onto the field.” Madore expressed.

The 2016 graduate is looking forward to his second consecutive Ontario Prospect Challenge in just over a week,

“One of my coaches told me about it and I tried out,” he said of his first encounter with OPC. “For the past two years, the two coaches that have had a great impact on my game have been coaching OPC and I wanted the opportunity to play for them again.”

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He plans on using the event to catch the eyes of some university reps as he nears graduation.

“I am hoping to get more exposure to various Universities. Especially ones in Central Ontario in the hopes of getting recruited and possibly getting a scholarship.” elaborated Madore.

The extra pressure of the OPC is not going to bother Madore, especially since this is his second time playing in the game.

“I am not really stressed about it,” he said. “I will just go and play my game to the best of my abilities.”

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