New NCAA season, new tricks for Brockville DE Corney (VIDEO)

Trent Corney is hoping to make a statement in his final NCAA season.

During the offseason, the 6’3, 255 pound defensive end from Brockville, Ontario has been finding ways to showcase his astronomic athleticism.

In a recent Instagram post, Corney leaped out of a swimming pool that had four feet of water onto a deck.

Also, the defensive end is doing some impressive athletic manoeuvres on the basketball court.

Ultimately, coaches hope that Corney can transfer his athletic prowess on the field with NCAA Division 1’s Football Bowl Subdivision’s Virginia Cavaliers as they believe he has the potential to make some significant waves this fall.

During his career with the Cavaliers, the defensive end has recorded two sacks and registered 15 tackles in 21 games.

Cavaliers’ coaches’ and players alike have noticed Corney’s improvement on the field during his time with the team.  When he first arrived to play in Virginia, the defensive end was shell shocked at the level of play in NCAA Division 1 and it took a while for him to adjust to the game south of the border.

In the weight room, Corney has no issues as the Cavaliers strength and conditioning staff had to bring in 150 pound dumbbells, which he attached onto him as he is doing pull-ups. During his high school career in Canada, the defensive standout gained 100 pounds. In the past, Corney has stated that he is vigilant over every element of his training including body building, fitness and nutrition.

In his quest to succeed at the NCAA level, Corney spent three years doing practice reps and studied film. Both these steps made him change his way of thinking and vision when it came to playing the game.

Previous to the Cavaliers, Corney played north of the border for the Ottawa Sooners of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) where he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year even though he played half of the season.  Additionally, he suited up for Thousands Islands Pirates of the Leeds and Grenville Secondary School Athletic Association (LGSSAA).  In the 2011 season, he scored 16 touchdowns on 35 carries.

Corney’s athleticism shined through early in his career.  Not only was he successful on the gridiron but, he excelled in other sports.  Corney was an OFSAA record holder in the javelin event, a gold medalist at the Canadian Championships, and racked up eight more medals (four gold, two silver, two bronze) for various OFSAA Track and Field performances. He also played hockey, basketball, and beach volleyball.

The Cavaliers have been home to other Canadian players including current Baltimore Ravens defensive end Brent Urban and Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Austin Pasztor.




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