Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Eagle searching for OPC 100

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Right Tackle, Left Tackle

6’2, 250 lbs

Nepean Eagles (midget: NCAFA)
Ottawa Myers Riders (varsity: OVFL)


Official Visits:

Acadia, Carleton, Ottawa, Open


Matthew Desjardin has several years of football experience.

He has played three years at the high school level, two in junior and one in senior. He also spent one year of bantam with the West Carleton Wolverines.

Moreover, he is currently with the Ottawa Myers Riders in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and with the midget Nepean Eagles in the National Capital Football Association (NCAFA).

During his time on the gridiron, the Eagles’ standout has played both offensive line and defensive line, but has the most experience in the left and right tackle positions.

The offseason is filled with training for Matthew as he is a member of Ultimate Fitness gyms, and is currently enrolled in an athlete program at the gym.


The Eagle, who graduates in 2017, has a goal of making the #CFC100 list.

“My goals for the OPC (Ontario Prospect Challenge) are to try and complete the challenge and be able to play that level of football,” said Matthew.

In the future, the tackle is looking to enter the academic stream so he can attend university to play football. He is considering Acadia, Carleton and Ottawa.

His role model is Brandon Scherff, an offensive linesman who was recently drafted to the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

“I love football for the sport, the contact, the places you can go and the aggression,” commented the Eagle.

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