Injury not stopping DL Rumbold from giving “110 percent”

Myers Riders standout in early recruitment stages.

Despite dislocating his shoulder in 2013, Ottawa Myers Riders defensive lineman Cedrik Rumbold says he plans to give maximum effort on the gridiron and in the classroom.

Cedrik Rumbold

Defensive Line (Tackle), Nose Guard

6’3, 260 lbs

Ottawa Myers Riders  (junior varsity/bantam: OVFL)
Bell Warriors (NCAFA)
East Ottawa Generals (NCAFA)
Gatineau Vikings (NCAFA)
Hadley Hawks (middle school)


Official Visits:

Queen’s, Acadia, York, Guelph, Open


Cedrik Rumbold began his career in 2009 with the East Ottawa Generals. Since then, he has played for multiple teams, now playing for the junior varsity Ottawa Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). He will suit up for the Bell Warriors of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) in the fall.

In 2013, he obtained a shoulder injury which held him back from playing with the bantam Myers Riders when they were league champions in 2014.

“My shoulder has definitely been something that’s affected me in the past few years and it held me back from playing,” he said. “In 2014, it got worse and worse when I was playing with Myers, and I kept on playing worse and worse until the shoulder gave up at the regular season finals.”

Rather than letting his shoulder injury slow him down, Rumbold says he has been training three to four times a week for an hour to an hour and a half each time.

Whether it is on the field, in the gym or in life, Rumbold acknowledges that he owes some of his success to multiple people in his life.

“The most influential people in my life would have to be my family and my girlfriend,” he said.  “They have supported me and been there for me since day one and always cheer me on come game day. They push me to be the best and I couldn’t thank them more for that.”

“In football, a big influence would have to be my old coach. His name was Mike Ireland.  He made me become not only a better defensive lineman, but a better player.  My trainer Joey Kwansniewski helped me increase my speed and footwork and helped me become a better athlete in the past year.”

Despite not being where he wants to be in terms of school grades, Rumbold says that he plans to put in more effort to reach his goals.

“I want all coaches to know that I’m a hard-working student that will always put school first,” he stated. “I’m going to start asking for extra help and finding the time to talk to teachers about problems I’m having at that specific subject.”

While he doesn’t know where he would like to attend school after graduation, he says that he is keeping his options open and hoping for a scholarship for a school in Canada or in the United States.

He says that he was approached by a scout from Queen’s University who has been attending his games for the Myers Riders, which serves as “motivation” for him. He has also met scouts from Acadia, York and Guelph, which he says has been an “amazing” experience.

This past spring, he participated in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (#CFCOPC) as a member of Team East.

Rumbold may not know where he is going to be in terms of football after graduation, but he does know that he plans to work hard to achieve his goals both on and off the gridiron.

“I want to give it my 110 percent at everything I do, and I will do anything for that to happen,” he insisted.

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