#CFCOPC PLAYERS TO WATCH: Team West Minor FB Bezuyen to test abilities

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

When the Ontario Prospect Challenge convenes in Hamilton, it will bring with it some of the best amateur players from around the province, such as the spark plug Wyatt Bezuyen,

Bezuyen will be using the OPC as a chance to meet new people and get experience interacting with a different coaching staff. “Another reason,” he said, “was to compare myself with other players in Ontario and to improve my ability and skills.”

It was a prideful moment for Bezuyen when he received the email that told him he made the Team West Minor team. He cites that has the highlight of the challenge so far.

Bezuyen stands at 5’3, 124lbs and has played with the West Lincoln Steelers (Niagara Reginal Minor Football) for three years and the Niagara Generals (NRMF) for one year. In the past year he has played many different players, however his most current positions are fullback and quarterback.

Wyatt Bezuyen (#40) runs with the ball. Courtesy Al Bezuyen.

Wyatt Bezuyen (#40) runs with the ball. Courtesy Al Bezuyen.

“I like to play fullback because I enjoy diving down the middle and the feeling of breaking free and making more yards than I was expecting,” Bezuyen said.

He added that, “The thing I like about quarterback is when a play that has been called develops and as a team we were successful.”

Wyatt Bezuyen (#40) hands the ball off. Courtesy of Al Bezuyen.

Wyatt Bezuyen (#40) hands the ball off. Courtesy of Al Bezuyen.

When it comes to football, young players have a wide pool to draw inspiration from. For Bezuyen, his football inspiration is neither famous nor a professional. Instead, it is his brother who played as a fullback for the Smithville Wolverines (NRMF) when Bezuyen was only five years old.

“When he was not playing, he taught me everything and after his games we could get together with his team and play football,” Bezuyen said.

While May 1 is still a month and a bit away, the young football player is eager to get out onto Tim Hortons Field. “I am excited to be playing on a field that professional football players compete on,” he said. “It makes me feel that I am a professional football player.”

Set to graduate in 2023, Bezuyen’s gaols are to play football professionally and do well in school. He currently isn’t considering any university. Wherever football takes him, his goals are to be the best he can and become a better player in the process.

“I want to learn as much as I can by the coaches that I have had and will have,” he added.

When the OPC comes around, Bezuyen said that he wants to help his team bring home the win. He also said he believes his team’s goal is to not only win, but have fun as well.

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