OL Broersma lays out future plans

Pair of OUA schools among early considerations by Hawkeyes standout.

Oshawa Hawkeye offensive lineman Josh Broersma has his eyes on the future.

Josh Broersma

6’0,  200 lbs

Offensive Line (Tackle, Guard, Center), Defensive Line

Oshawa Hawkeyes (OVFL)


Official Visits:

Queens, McMaster


“I’ve played football for 4 years now. I’ve played for Clarington Tigercats/Knights, and the Oshawa Hawkeyes,” explains Josh.  “I’ve won the Offensive Lineman Award, Defensive Lineman Award, and Offensive MVP Award.”

Despite Broersma winning an award for defensive line, his favourite memory from last season came on the other side of the ball.

“A game against Oakville,” reminisced Josh,  “I was playing center and their DT’s were huge. They seemed twice my size, and I doubted myself a bit. I overcame that and we held them off all game. That felt pretty good.”

As for inspiration, the six foot, 200 pound lineman has two sources.

“My dad; he is a big role model for me,” says Josh.  “In football, probably Jeff Keeping; he’s a CFL lineman.”

“I did a camp with him over March break, and learned about him and talked to him. His story was inspiring.”

As for his future, the hawkeye product has layed out a plan.

“In school, I plan to take university sciences and math in grade 11 and 12,” explained Josh.  “Then apply and get accepted to university for kinesiology.”

“For a career, I would love to be a chiropractor.  I am considering Queen’s and maybe McMaster. I’m considering these because they offer a good course in kinesiology, the field I’m interested in. I haven’t thought enough to about this yet though.”

As for recruiting, Broersma has had a small taste of it but is still waiting for a pick up.

“I haven’t been recruited to any CIS schools yet. A scout from Queens has talked to me, but I haven’t heard from them in a while.”

Josh is now planning to invest in a harder regimen and a place to workout.

“Currently, practices Tuesday and Thursday. I run sprints sometimes. I will be investing in a gym membership or free weights on my own,” declared the lineman, “My training is going to increase. More sprints, weights, and other workouts, such as bears crawls and push-ups.”

“I will also work of my explosive power out of my three point stance.”

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