Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Gridiron Royalty

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Positions: Offensive Line (Centre, Left/Right Guard) Defensive Line (Nose Tackle)
Height/Weight: 5’11, 320 lbs
Teams: Guelph Junior Varsity Gryphons (junior varsity: OFC), John F Ross Royals (high school – CWOSSA)
Commitment: N/A
Official Visits: N/A
Considerations: Open
Class: 2017
Jersey Number: 61

Benjamin Duggan has been playing football since 2009, and started out by playing for four years with the Guelph Bears of Guelph Minor Football in the Ontario Football Conference (OFA).

Moreover, the lineman has been with the John F Ross Royals of Guelph District 10 of the Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association (CWOSSA) for two years now, and also has played a year with the Guelph Junior Varsity Gryphons of the Guelph Minor Football Association in the OFA.

Duggan has participated in several camps put on by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Dave Stala, and in July 2012 he participated in a week long Offence Defence Football Camp in New Jersey.

Additionally, the Gryphon has been awarded three MVP Awards throughout his gridiron career.

Duggan plays and trains for football teams 11 months of the year, and goes to his school fitness centre several days a week.

“[At the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC)] I am hoping to demonstrate my abilities and it allows me to continue playing during the offseason,” says Duggan, who also would like to see himself on the CFC 100 list in his graduation year.

The Gryphon loves to play football because it allows him to be a part of a team environment.

“I have always been a big kid and also very athletic,” explains the Gryphon. “Football allows a guy of my size to be an integral part of a team without me being conscious of my size.”


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