Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Bengal hoping for recognition

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Defensive Back (Cornerback.Halfback), Slotback, Special Teams (Returner)

5’9, 140lbs


Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers (high school: NCSSAA)
Cumberland Panthers (OVFL)
Orleans Bengals (midget: NCAFA)


Official Visits:

Carleton, Open


Ian Sabath

Ian Sabath started playing  with both the Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) as a wide receiver/slotback.

Currently, the defensive back plays for the midget Orleans Bengals of the National Capital Football Association (NCAFA).

During the offseason he focuses on eating healthy and weight training in the winter. He also incorporates more outdoor football and agility drills when it gets warmer out.

The summers are spent training with players such as Kurleigh Gittensjr, who is his friend from grade nine that introduced him to football.

“My goals for the OPC (Ontario Prospect Challenge) game are to showcase my skills to scouts and coaches, improve on my game and technique and learn from the best around me, and to ball out and get some recognition,” said Ian.

The Bengals standout’s idols are Patrick Peterson, Vontae Davis and LeSean McCoy.

“Patrick Peterson is such a physical and powerful corner and Vontae Davis is one of the best man to man coverage corner in the game,” explained Ian. “The line up on the opponents best receivers and shut them down with their athletic ability and football IQ.”

Moreover, he likes McCoy for his shiftiness, speed and cuts.

Ian loves to play the sport because it is the best team sport in his opinion.

“… I love the rush and feeling of making a big tackle or getting a pick or making plays on offense,” commented the Bengal. “When everyone plays together and pieces fall into play perfectly and I am part of that, it’s just a really good feeling.”


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