Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Stampeder looking to leave positive impact (VIDEO)

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Positions:
Defensive Line, Offensive Line

Height/Weight:
5’10”, 230 lbs

Teams:
Nelson Lords (high school: HSSAA)
Burlington Stampeders (OFC)

Commitment: 
None

Official Visits:
None

Considerations:
Windsor, Waterloo, Acadia, York, Toronto, Saint Mary’s, Open

Class:
2016

Evan Luckie has been playing football for 16 seasons, nine with the house league Burlington Stampeders and seven with the rep Stampeders.

He also plays for his high school team, the Nelson Lords.

For the entirety of his career he played defensive line, and has also played offensive line in the past couple of years.

“My goal for the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) is to make a positive impact in any way I can, both on and off the field,” said Evan.

“Every time I’m on the field it’s an audition and, given this is my final year of eligibility, making a decision on a university program is going to be critical for me,” added the Stampeder.

He is also hopeful that his performance in OPC coupled with my past performance will allow me the opportunity to play at the level.

During the offseason, he usually sticks to a reasonable diet, and goes to the gym or track four to five days a week.

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This year he decided to raise his intensity of my training and he adopted a stricter plan and has attending a lineman camp to continue to improve his defensive form, as well as speed camp.

By adopting this plan it provides him the greatest opportunity to bring out the best in himself and to perform at his highest level.

On the field his role model is London Fletcher because he admires his commitment to the game, to his team and to himself.

He also relates to London because he was not the tallest player, but he was one of the toughest and was always entertaining to watch.

“I like to use this as motivation because I too am a relatively short player for my position, but London proved that anyone of any size can persevere and be a great player,” said Evan, “which is what I aspire to become.”

“It’s hard to put into words why I love to play football so much, so it is easier to give a few details as to why I do,” commented Evan.

One reason is the friendships that will last a lifetime with such a wide range of people he might not have met otherwise.

Secondly, it is a competitive team sport and there is nothing quite like winning with a group of teammates who have trained together, practiced together and worked hard on the field. Win or lose there is camaraderie in it.

Lastly, he loves the atmosphere surrounding it and the overall experience.

“From training, practices, the pregames, to the eventual games, semis, finals and championships,” added the defensive linesman, “it’s electric and all-encompassing.”

“When it comes to football, if you truly immerse yourself into it, it is a one-of-a-kind experience,” explained Evan. “If it weren’t for football I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”

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