Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Sabre looking to get noticed

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Defensive End, Tight End, Long snapper

6’4, 230 lbs

Saunders Sabres (high school)


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Jackson Mayer began his football career by watching football at the age of 13, but did not begin playing until Grade 9.

That year the Saunders Sabres finished second, but he did not play during any games that season.

The following year, he got his chance as the starting left tackle and as a sub on defense.

Jackson loved football so much he tried out of the city team, but since he tried out for a new position he ended up on second string.

This current year is where things took off.

He gained weight, height, got stronger and started playing defensive end, long snapper and right tackle.

The Sabre finished the season with good statistics and knew that something could come out of it if he tried.

“My goals for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) are to make the team and get noticed by some different coaches,” said Jackson.

“I feel like I have the potential to play at this level and the drive to do it either way, and I feel like making the team would only increase the drive and make me better,” added the Sabre.

He has studied some old OPC game film and thinks it would be great to play for the team as everyone takes it so seriously.

Moreover, the 2017 graduate feels as though making the #CFC100 would step up his game and get him noticed.

During the offseason Jackson works out at his school’s gym five days a week.

He also does some cardio by running a usual three to five kilometers at a steady jog.

The Sabre also watches film to learn new techniques and add to his skills.

On the field, his idol is Reggie White because he was a “sack machine.”

“He is my role model for the way he played the game,” commented Jackson. “I just loved watching his highlights and seeing him play more than anyone else in the league.”

The Sabre loves football and everything in his life revolves around it.

“I have played a bunch of different sports, but by far the one that stuck out to me in the end is football, and since I’ve stuck with it it only grew on me more than I could have imagined,” explained Jackson.

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