Communication key for DL Montrose-Rodgers

Keone Monstrose-Rodgers had a standout season with the Steinbach Sabres before winning the CTV Bowl in 2016. The young lineman registered 15 tackles, 1 sack and 2 pass blocks during last season’s championship run.

Steinbach’s big lineman didn’t mess around when we asked him why he enjoys his position, “I like my position because I can be physical and take out my anger on the o-line,” replied Keone.

Keone hasn’t modeled his game after any professional football players, he added, “I don’t model my game after anyone, I’m my own baller.”

At this time Keone’s plans are to continue with football, he’s unsure where it will be, but he’s had some schools interested in him.

The first post-secondary school to reach out to Keone was the University of Toronto, and they are still in contact with him. Minnesota Crookston and St.Fx have also reached out to bring Keone in.

Keone hasn’t thought much about his top three choices because he is still young and has time to decide.

When he reaches the next level of football, Keone thinks he will be able to adjust rather well because he adapts to things very quickly.

This offseason, Keone was in the weight room often doing squats, bench pressing, and more.

The most influential people in Keone’s life have been his parents, Keone explained, “The most influential people in my life are definitely my parents because they always push me to do my best.”

Football has helped Keone deal with everything, including everyday life. “It’s a game I can transfer my anger to,” mentioned Keone.

Communication has been one of the more important skills that Keone has developed throughout his years of playing football. Keone said, “I learnt that Communication is important, everywhere you are in your life, that’s probably the biggest one.


Keone Montrose-Rodgers
Defensive Line (Tackle, End)
6’3, 300 lbs

Teams: North Winnipeg Nomads (MMFA), Eastman Raiders (MMFA), Steinbach Sabres (WHSFL), Team Manitoba
Commitment: none
Official Visits: University of Minnesota Crookston, St.FX, University of Toronto
Considerations: open
Class: 2019

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