Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Red Devil standout (VIDEO)

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Running Back, Wide Receiver, Slotback, Free Safety, Special Teams

5’8.5, 150 lbs

OTHS Red Devils (high school)
Oakville Titans (OFC)


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Ethan Cumming’s experience has been very enjoyable, although he has only played the sport for a year.

In the ninth grade he was a sprinter, but became determined to play so he picked up his workout routine and bulked up.

Between Grade 9 and the summer before Grade 10 Ethan gained 40 pounds, then scored half of his high school team’s, OTHS Red Devils, touchdowns that season after they did not play him for half the season due to being new to the sport.

Since then he developed a love of the game, leading him to play with the Oakville Titans in the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

The versatile player became a stand out on the field, resulting in his coach talking to him about college ball, a dream he is now pursuing.


For this upcoming Ontario Prospect Challenge, Ethan has some major objectives.

“My goals for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) are to become better as a player and as an athlete and get more comfortable with the intensity of the game at that level,” said Ethan, “As well as receiving proper position coaching and tips that can help me grow as a football player.”

The Red Devils standout also hopes to become more knowledgable and experienced, as well as get more exposure and a ranking so he can know where he compares to others in the province.

As a 2017 graduate, the #CFC100 is a large goal of Ethan’s as he believes it will help him be seen by college coaches.

In the offseason, he dies training with his team for half of it. He also picked up his own conditioning and strength training routine, based on websites such as Stack and the help of SST Oakville.

“I do what I can to better my athletic ability, become faster, stronger and smarter as a football player.

On the field his idol is De’Anthony Thomas since he is also a receiver, running back and returner. They are both also very quick, though and not overly heavy.

“He is also a very good all around football player and I respect that he can play with all the bigger guys, even though he is at a weight disadvantage,” commented Ethan. “It makes me feel like I don’t need to be a monster in football.”

Moreover, Thomas comes from a track and field background, just like Ethan.

“I love to play football because it’s the only place where I am confident and comfortable,” explained the Red Devil.

He has always been a quiet kid, but the sport helped him become a better person and built his confidence.

“I love the way it makes me feel and I love everything about the game, I’m happy to have the opportunity to play it,” adds Ethan.

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