Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Raider looking for challenge

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Cornerback, Linebacker, Halfback, Wide Receiver

5’10, 164 lbs

KCI Raiders (high school: WCSSAA)


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Kyle Poschner’s first season playing the sport was last year, when he entered the ninth grade.

He played as cornerback and was awarded Most Improved Player with his high school team, the KCI Raiders of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).

This past season, Kyle played as a middle linebacker and on special teams, and received the award for Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year.

The Raider also played as halfback in the 2015 Predator Bowl All-Star game for Waterloo Region high school students, where he competed at the junior varsity level.

Moreover, he also participated in the Super Elite Football Predators Winter Pro Skills Camp as a wide receiver.

During the offseason, he stays active by participating in various camps through out the year, such as Super Elite.

“I set new goals on a weekly basis and use a variety of training techniques to achieve these goals, including power fit, CrossFit, as well as regular gym workouts,” said Kyle.

He also participates in other sports such as ball hockey to keep his endurance and agility at prime levels.

He also focuses on taking care of his body and health with the help of professionals, such as a chiropractor, a massage therapist and personal trainer.

“I also work closely with a holistic nutritionist who helps me focus on my dietary needs so I am able to fuel my body to perform at my optimal ability,” added the Raider.


Kyle’s goal for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is to enhance his skills by challenging himself against the best players in the province.

“I believe the only way to improve is to meet other prospects and coaches,” explained the Raider. “I hope to gain more knowledge and skills from everyone that is involved with OPC.”

“I want to become the best player I can be and this is a great opportunity to step out of my comfort zone to do that,” commented Kyle.

When it comes to role models, Kyle has many but LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers, Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders/Green Bay Packers and Marc Wilson, a two time Super Bowl Champion from the Oakland Raiders.

Tomlinson put all of his focus and determination into every play on the field, allowing him to achieve countless awards for his hard work.

“He has inspired me to take more risks and challenges, which is why in my senior years of football I am trying out for wide receiver, running back and quarterback,” explained Kyle.

Woodson always put his heart and soul into each game and was a strong leader. He inspires the Raider because he learned to play several positions to help his team achieve the right personnel at the appropriate position.

Finally, Wilson, who Kyle had the opportunity to meet, is a genuine and humble man with a heart of gold who sets goals for himself and achieves them.

“He reminded me that above all else, being passionate and loving the game is the key to your success in football,” said Kyle. “I will always remember our talk and practice the great advice he game me in all areas of my life.”

The Raiders standout loves the sport because it is the ultimate team sport.

“I love playing it at the high school level, and equally love to follow games at the college, university and pro levels,” explained Kyle. “Football is a way for me to be free of everyday routines and allows me to put my energy and everything I have into playing the game.”

“I love to challenge myself and myself and it’s an opportunity to improve myself on every play.  Every down is a new beginning to make a play and the thrill of the unknown is exciting.”

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