Cobequid Cougar TE joins MTA Mounties

Mounties welcome out-of-province commit to their Class of 2017.

For Bryson Fitzpatrick, a tight end from Cobequid Educational Centre, football eclipses the threshold of sport and he will be bringing his determination with him to the Mount Allison Mounties locker room.

“Football, to me, is way more than a game. It is a lifestyle and I have loved playing since the first ever time stepping on a football field in grade ten,” Fitzpatrick said, having played all three years of his career with the Cobequid Educational Centre Cougars (Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation).

Fitzpatrick added that two of his coaches and one of his teachers attended Mount Allison. “I’ve head nothing but great things about the team and staff at MTA and it seems like it will be a great fit for me,” he said. “I committed to MTA football because it is a great program.”

Bryson Fitzpatrick (#38) goes for the block. Courtesy of Bryson Fitzpatrick.

The 6’3, 195lbs tight end and long snapper has a couple good things to say himself about his new coaching staff. He said that he read a Canadafootballchat article about how the Mounties’ former head coach is moving up to the CFL. “So, obviously there is a fantastic staff there,” Fitzpatrick said. “Everyone that I have had the pleasure of talking to from the Mounties have been nothing but nice and easy to talk to.”

Playing out of Truro, Nova Scotia, which is on highway 104, Fitzpatrick said that the current head coach, Scott Brady, has been a big help and had made the commitment process very welcoming.

Going off the advice of his sociology teacher and former coach, Scott Cameron, Fitzpatrick is interested in taking either the Sociology or Psychology program.

Although Fitzpatrick hasn’t won any championships with the Cougars, in grade 11 he was recognized with the team’s “Hard Hat” award. “The award recognizes the individual that has came out all week to practice and has put in 110% effort throughout the week and in the game,” he said.

It was in that game that Fitzpatrick scored his first career touchdown. It would ultimately help lead his team to their first division 1 playoffs in several years. “Although I have put in hard work throughout my years, I cannot take all the credit for my success,” he said. “I would love to thank Coach Macphee, Coach Shreve, Coach Fitzgerald and Coach Davidson.”

He added that, “I would love to also thank my good friend and quarterback Dustin Pettigrew for off-season training with me and helping me make me the player I am today!”

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