Grenadier ready to battle recruitment

Centre working on his speed to improve for this season

Spencer Goodfellow

Centre, defensive tackle, offensive guard and offensive tackle

6’0”, 275lbs

Rideau Redblacks (NCAFA)
Kingston Grenadiers (OVFL)


Official Visits:

U of T, Queens, open


Spencer Goodfellow started playing football in the fourth grade with the Black Knights in the 1000 Island’s Minor Football League (TIMFL) for two seasons. Goodfellow then started to play for the Kingston Grenadiers in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) during his Grade 8 year. He has played there for four seasons, while also playing for his high school team during the fall for the past three seasons.

During his sophomore year, he played in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (#CFCOPC), and this past year, he added the National Capital Amateur Football Association’s (NCAFA) bantam Rideau Redblacks to his resume.

“The highlight of my last season was scoring two touchdowns on two carries (both over 20 yards) for the bantam Rideau Redblacks,” said Spencer. “Previous to that game, I had come close, but had never actually scored a touchdown.”

With the Grenadiers, he won the Offensive Lineman of the Year award in 2013 and 2015, as well as the Best Lineman Award at his high school last year.

Moreover, the main focus next season is to improve his speed.

“I’m very quick off the ball, but in an all out spring I lack the next level top speed,” explained Spencer. “That being said, I think by this time next year that won’t be the case.”


His summer football plans included winning the OVFL Championship, as this is what he considers to be the best chance they have had.

After the season ends, he will be ramping up training to assure that he is in peak condition for high school football, since he knows he will be playing both sides of the ball.

In terms of recruitment, Spencer’s process has been going great thus far, but he has not been offered any real scholarships or visits. Spencer has spoken to coaches and scouts, which in itself is a blessing.

Right now, the Grenadier has no plans for visiting university, but is sure the invitations will come soon enough. A few CIS schools have approached him, including the University of Toronto and Queens.

In the future, the centre hopes to study kinesiology and eventually move onto medical school to work towards coming towards a physiotherapist or a general practitioner, but ultimately he dreams of playing football on a scholarship.

“The most influential people in my life have been Michael Jordan and my mother,” explained Spencer.

From a young age he has adored Jordan and his story because it helped him find motivation.

“My mom has also been a huge part of my life and success in football,” added Spencer, “She has always made sure I had everything I needed until I got to the age where I could do them for myself, and yet she still will do them for me.”

She washes his gear, drives him to practice, reminds him to do his pre-game rituals and introduced him to the most important thing, religion.

“My belief in God, and the Holy Spirit helps me become a better person every day, and has helped me through some of the worst things that have ever happened to me,” said Spencer.

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