#CFCOPC PLAYERS TO WATCH: Team Halton-Peel Sophomore DE Halstead hoping to demonstrate versatility

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge 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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For the duration of his career, Trevon Halstead has brought a trio of intangible assets to the table.

The biggest attributes I bring to the game are my attitude, leadership, discipline,” elaborated the Brampton Bulldogs standout. “My attitude helps me to control myself on the field by staying calmed during my games; being disciplined is important so I don’t cause myself getting a penalty; I always believe that my leadership can impact my teammates on the practice field and during games.”

Another asset, one tangible in nature, for Halstead is his versatility. During his time with the Bulldogs of the Ontario Varsity Football League, and the Cardinal Ambrozic RiverHawks of the Regional of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSA), he has seen playing time as both a defensive end and defensive tackle. He has come to love the challenges of both positions.

“I play defensive tackle because I’m versatile and I have a high motor for the position, skill and talent,” states the 2000-born star. “What I enjoy most of playing defensive lineman is the constant war in the trenches between the offensive lineman and defensive lineman, and also getting to sack the quarterback.”

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As for idols to whom the Team Halton Sophomore looks up, he says one is his brother and the other is a 4-time Pro Bowler and a certain first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer.

“My major idols are my brother Damian Halstead, and also J.J. Watt,” expressed the junior Halstead. “I look up to my brother because of his work ethic and his motivation towards me.”

“I love watching film on J.J Watt because he is the best player at his position, and I’m trying to learn his techniques.”

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Just after his 16th birthday, the Brampton native will suit up for the Halton Sophomore squad in the 2016 Ontario Prospect Challenge from Tim Hortons Field, home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

I was introduced to OPC by a teammate & good friend Juwan Jeffrey,” recalled Halstead. “The process has been good and the experience was great.”

“I’m looking forward to playing the best game I can play and improving on my skills.”

2014 was a breakout season for Halstead with the Brampton Bulldogs Bantam club, where he captured the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman Award and was named an OVFL All-Star. As for the limelight of the OPC, he’s just focussed on playing his game.

“I’ll be ready for the big stage. I just need to focus on my game and hopefully have a big performance,” asserted the 6’1, 255-pound end.

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