Local visits on tap for lineman Diab

RSEQ, AUS teams show interest in Panthers standout

A powerful presence is key for Prince Andrew Panthers lineman Freddy Diab

Freddy Diab

Offensive Line, Defensive Line

6’2 260 lbs

Prince Andrew Panthers (NSSAFFL)
Dartmouth Destroyers


Official Visits

Acadia, Saint Mary’s, StFX, McGill, Open


Freddy Diab is only entering his third season on the gridiron this fall but a lack of experience has not stopped him from being a force to be reckoned with on both the offensive and defensive line.

Freddy began his career in grade 10 with the Prince Andrew Panthers of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL). Had it been his decision he would have started playing sooner, but his parents were worried about the violent nature of the sport.

This past season, Freddy took home both  Pathers Offensive and Defensive Line MVP honours.Freddy’s ability to play any position on either line helped him collect the awards.

This summer, Freddy experienced the highlight of his season when he suited up for Team Nova Scotia at the Football Canada Cup. He started at defensive tackle for the duration of the tournament.

“Beating team New Brunswick after they beat us in the exhibition game and getting to start on the D-line for Team Nova Scotia the whole Canada Cup is something I will always remember,” says Freddy.

Off the field, Freddy’s Mom and Dad have been his number one influences.

“They have always supported me (in) anything I want to do and have given me the best (opportunity) to succeed in everything I do in football and especially in my education,” says Freddy.

Freddy Diab Picture 1

On the field, Freddy has been most heavily influenced by his defensive line coach with the Panthers, Terry Day.

“He was the first coach I ever talked to and he has helped turn me into a football player,” adds the Panthers standout.

Freddy is really enjoying the recruitment process and all that comes with it. He was in talks with McGill after they took an interest in him at the 2015 Football Canada Cup, and every school in the AUS has contacted him.

“The recruitment process has been great so far. SMU, Acadia, and St. FX have messaged me and asked me how my training has been going and how I have been doing,” says Freddy.

He loves what both Acadia and St. Mary’s have to offer and has plans to visit Acadia in the near future. This visit will hopefully be followed by a trip to St. Mary’s and any other schools that pique his interest in the coming months.

Freddy worked hard this past offseason to get into shape. He lifted weights three times a week, rode his bike or ran twice a week, and did at least two football related workouts a week, all in the name of getting better.

“In order to improve, I am going to focus on getting stronger and faster, and learn more about the game,” adds Freddy.  “I want my lower body to be very powerful because as a D-Lineman it is very important.”

Off the field, Freddy’s goals are just as lofty as his on field dreams. He wants to become a cardiologist and plans on studying hard to get into medical school to help him achieve this goal. In the meantime, he is focused on keeping his grades up in the International Baccalaureate Program he is enrolled in at Prince Andrew.

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