Crusading speed

Crusaders standout venturing out on recruitment trail.

In the coming weeks, Catholic Central Crusaders defensive back Daniel Valente is gearing up for a major event.

Daniel Valente

Defensive Back

5’9, 150 lbs

Catholic Central Crusaders (high school:  TVRAA)
London Jr Mustangs (OVFL)


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Daniel started playing when he was six years of age.

Currently, the defensive back plays for the both the London Jr Mustangs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Catholic Central Crusaders of the Thames Valley Regional Athletic Association (TVRAA)

Already, Daniel has racked up many accolades along the way including Crusaders Team Captain, two Team MVP honours,two Defensive MVP’s and an All-Star selection.

Daniel credits his successes to a tireless training regime that combines strength and condition workouts with traditional football drills. The Crusaders standout believes that with his training and determined work ethic, he can continue his stellar play on and off the field to become an elite all-around player.

“I do lifts and speed training four days a week,” Daniel says. “I also do on field work once a week for two hours and I have training with my high school every Sunday for two hours.”

One of the goals the defensive back wants to achieve prior to participating in’s Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is gaining speed and more muscle.

“My goal is to put on weight, become faster, stronger and a more conditioned athlete,” Daniel says.

In the classroom, the Crusaders standout looking to the future and turning his attention to studying sports medicine. That way, he can stay in the realm of the sports discipline and continue working in a profession he is passionate about.

“My goal is to go to college/university and go into the field of sports medicine if my football career does not go well,” adds Daniel.



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