New comfort zone (VIDEO)

Brampton linebacker joins AUS Conference Champions’ 2014 class.

Damian Halstead will be moving out of his normal comfort zone as he makes the trek out East to play in the CIS.

The 5’11, 235 pound linebacker from Brampton, Ontario recently signed with the Mount Allison Mounties for the 2014 AUS season.

Academics and football played a prominent part in Halstead’s decision.

“I committed to Mount Allison because I felt that it’s an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and grow as a person,” expressed Halstead.  “Mount Allison is the number one undergraduate school in Canada, and provides a small school environment with small classes, which I prefer.”

“Their football program is on the rise, and could potentially become one of the elite programs in the country. They have a great coaching staff that can help take my game to the next level and become the best player I can be.”

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The Ontario linebacker has played for the St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers of the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) and the Brampton Bulldogs of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

As for the Mounties, the team is thrilled to welcome Halstead into the fold.

“Damian is an explosive player who hits through his man,” commented Mounties Head Coach Kelly Jeffrey.  “He has the perfect make up of a middle linebacker, tough, physical and runs sideline to sideline.”

“On Damian’s visit he fit in perfectly with our team and will be a great addition to the defense.”

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