Local recruit ‘beyond excited’ to be newest Axemen

Bedford defensive end joins AUS team’s 2014 class.

Acadia Axemen has announced the commitment of Malcolm Hyde to their football program.

The 6’5, 230 pound defensive end from Bedford, Nova Scotia will join the team for the 2015 AUS season.

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Recently, Hyde capped off a successful campaign with Charles P Allen Cheetahs of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Association Football League (NSSAFFL). This past season, he recorded 12 sacks and registered 32 tackles in six regular season and two postseason games.  In 2014, Hyde was named NSSAFFL Division 1 Defensive MVP as well as selected as First Team All-Star at a defensive line position. In 2013, he was selected as a Nova Division Second Team All-Star.

Additionally, the defensive end led the Metro Mustangs of the Nova Scotia Indoor Spring League (NSISL) to a League Championship in 2014.

“Malcolm is a special kind of defensive player, at 6’5 and 230lbs his take off is more like a receiver then a defensive end,” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.  “He has the ability to rush the passer and be stout vs the run, which is usually not the case for high school players.”

“We are very excited to see Malcolm come play here and believe if he stays healthy, he will continue the long line of all Canadian defensive linemen from Acadia.”

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Ultimately, Hyde’s relationship with Axemen Defensive Line and Special Teams Coordinator Peter Fraser is what sealed the deal in his commitment decision.

“I’ve been coached by Peter Fraser when I went to the Canada Cup two years ago,” recalled Hyde.  “I liked him at the time and learned a lot from him in the short time I spent with him.”

“So having that experience, I wanted a coach where I could develop at the next level, and under his wing and with the great football program at Acadia I see myself developing extremely well in the AUS seasons too come!”

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Moreover, proximity, academics and the strength of the football program were factors.

“Acadia is close to home and their Arts program seemed to fit my career goals,” added the Nova Scotia standout.  “I am beyond excited to work with their entire coaching staff and players and happy to be an Axemen!”

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