Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Dava invading the OPC (VIDEO)

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Defensive End, Linebacker, Fullback, Tght End

6’3, 220 lbs

Huronia Stallions (OFC)
Innisdale Invaders (high school: GBSSA)


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At the age of eight, Kail Dava first began playing the sport.

Kail played four years of house league and four years of rep football.

During his time in bantam, he was awarded Outstanding Rookie in his first year and MVP in his second.

This past season, the defensive end started at the junior varsity level with the Ontario Football Conference’s (OFC) Huronia Stallions, but was called up to varsity after his third game, where he quickly became a starter at the age of 14.

This fall is Kail’s second year at the high school level with the Innisdale Invaders of the Georgian Bay Secondary School Association (GBSSA).

In his first year, he was awarded Rookie of the Year, and this year he is hoping to get MVP as a captain.

At the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC)m the Invaders standout wants to perform at his full potential, create a positive reputation, learn new skills and refine old ones.

“By completing these goals, I believe I can improve as a player and take my talents to the next level,” said Kail.

During the offseason, he works out to regularly to improve his strength and eats well to stay healthy, since it helps your body grow and be at 100 percent.

“These are important because being strong physically gives you a huge advantage in a game,” commented the Invaders standout.  “Not only do I work it to improve my strength, but also I work on areas that I am weaker in to benefit me in the next season.”

Moreover, he uses the offseason to try to connect with his teammates to improve teamwork and strengthen the bonds between them.

“From a young age football has always been my biggest passion, I have always enjoyed watching and playing it,” explained Kail,who also enjoys the team atmosphere, meeting new people and making friends.  “I love the fast paced action and the competitiveness that comes with the game.”

“Making tackles and effectively doing your job feels great and motivates you to continue performing well.  I plan to play my favourite game for a long time.”

One of his idols is Lawrence Taylor for his skill and style of play.

From a young age, he has always been amazed by his talent and has always strived to be that good, even now, he still wants to reach that level.

“Another person who has influenced me in my football life is my dad,” explained Kail, “He played semi-pro in the United States and has always pushed me and made sure I have had all the tools to be great.”

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