Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): DB Rutter hoping to take football as far as possible

Kyle Rutter started his football career six years ago as a receiver in the Centennial Minor Football League.

At his first workout with the Ontario Varsity Football League’s (OVFL) Kingston Grenadiers, he converted to defensive back and has had great success ever since.

Aside from playing with the Grenadiers, he is also a member of his high school team, the Centennial Chargers in the Central Ontario Secondary Schools Athletics (COSSA).

During his Chargers season, Kyle got seven interceptions and four touchdowns.

As a Fox 40 Prospect Challenge participant, he would like to be recognized for his play and take football as far as he can, as well as be the best he possibly can.

“In the offseason I hit the weights as hard as possible to try and gain weight,” said Kyle. “I also try to work on footwork whenever I can cause you can never get enough footwork in.”

On the field, his idols are Earl Thompson of the Seattle Seahawks and Tyranne Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals because both players are considered undersized, but are still two of the best and hardest hitting defensive backs in the league.

Moreover, his football role models are Steve White, his coach at Centennial, and the Grenadiers coaches, Coach Andrew George and Coach Bell, because they live and breathe football, showing the same pride for the game Kyle would like to.

“Football is a sport that I take pride in going to battle, as it is a very competitive sport and I am a very competitive person,” explained Kyle. “Plus, I get to hit people.”

Kyle Rutter
Positions: Cornerback and free safety
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 160lbs
Teams: Kingston Grenadiers (OVFL) and Centennial Chargers (COSSA)
Class: 2017

Photo by Mark Hopper (Instagram: @hoptheshark)

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