Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Ironman looking to be in top form

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Running Back

5’7”, 175 lbs

Hamilton Ironmen (OVFL)


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Thus far, Daniel Skuse’s football experience has been amazing.

The running back has been playing for a total of nine years, and has been successful over the years despite having to overcome a huge knee injury.

During his time, Daniel has made life long friends with many of his teammates.

Currently, Daniel played in the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) with the Hamilton Ironmen.

“My goals for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) this year are to prove that I can compete with the best, and that I can be the best,” said Daniel.

“I have trained hard to overcome a ACL injury and I want to show that the injury has not affected me mentally or physically, and that I am a better player than before,” added the Ironman, who also wants to represent his school, team and city with pride.


During the offseason, Daniel trains very hard, priding himself on his work ethic and how much work he puts into the sport.

He trains everyday, mostly twice a day, waking up early to run the track, run stairs, hills, or to work on his agility and speed. Then he lifts weights and works on positional stuff.

Moreover, in football his role model is his father because he grew up hearing stories about his football career and how hard he worked.

Daniel wanted to mimic what his father did, but also beat him up and start his own legacy.

“There are many reasons why I love football, I could probably talk about it all day,” commented the Ironman. “But some of the main reasons why I love football are that it makes me, me.”

“Everything about football I love, the preparation, the practice, the competition and especially the bonds you make with your teammates and coaches,” added Daniel.

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