Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Family tradition

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Positions: Defensive Back (Cornerback, Strong Safety), Special Teams
Height/Weight: 5’11, 160 lbs
Teams: Corpus Christi Longhorns (high school: HSSAA), Burlington Stampeders (OFC)
Commitment: None
Official Visits: None
Considerations: Open
Class: 2015

Ben Cadman was introduced to football seven years ago.  His first four years were in flag football. This allowed him to get a good understanding of the game.

He began to play as cornerback in grade nine for the Corpus Christi Longhorns of the Halton Secondary Schools Athletic Association (HSSAA). This past fall he was also successful at the strong safety and special teams positions with the varsity Longhorns.

He then moved on to the Burlington Stampeders of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC), where he was the starting cornerback and played all special teams.

To keep in shape during the Longhorns’ offseason, he trains at LA Fitness Gym and plays for the summer Stampeders.

Thee cornerback hopes to find his name on the CFC 100 list, and looks forward to competing in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC).

“My goals for the OPC are to make the team and to demonstrate my talent as a football player and to get recognized as a potential university athlete,” said Cadman.

The Longhorn sees football as a way for him to have his part in the family tradition while doing something he loves.

“My dad was a player at Laurier University, my mother was an Olympic gymnast as a first alternate and my sister played soccer for the University of Guelph, and I want to carry on the tradition and play at a Canadian university,” explained the cornerback, who is hoping to attend a CIS institution with a great business program.

Overall, Cadman has learned a lot from the game.

“Football is a great sport with many rewarding attributes including friendship, competitiveness, leadership, discipline and a great stress release as it helps me maintain my Ontario scholar,” says Cadman.

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