OPC: Team Central Minor OL Gould stoked for competition chance

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

Perseverance has been a guiding for in Marcus Gould’s gridiron career.

“I never give up,” explained the 5’4, 110 pound offensive lineman.

Gould has played for both the Durham Dolphins of the Ontario Minor Football League (OMFL) and Clarington Tigers Cats.  During his time with both teams, he has enjoyed being a part of the offensive line.

“I get to hit people a lot,” elaborated the Ontario standout, who tries to emulate NFL star J.J. Watt (Houston Texans) on the field.

The highlight of his career was when he caught his first interception.

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On Saturday afternoon, Gould will take part in the Ontario Prospect Challenge as a part of Team Central’s Minor squad.

“I tried out because I thought I had a chance to make it and thankfully I was right,” said the offensive lineman of his decision to try out for OPC.

As for the entire OPC process, it has been a roller coaster ride for Gould.

“It has been exciting and has had its challenges so far,” reflected the Team Central standout.  “Being able to make the starting position for where I want to play.”

“It’s been good getting to experience all different coaching styles.”

As TD Place in Ottawa will be the biggest stadium Gould has played in, he is handling all the pressure well.

“I’m just going to play as if it was a normal game and I have been running and practicing with my team,” offered the offensive lineman.

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Currently in grade six, recruitment is a long ways away. In order to put himself in a good position for realizing his ultimate gridiron dream, Gould does plan a move of some sorts in the future.

“I am looking to move from my French Immersion school in high school to which ever school has the best football program,” commented the offensive lineman, whose long-term goal is to play in the NFL.

For now, Gould is grateful for the chance to play in the OPC minor game against Team East.

“I like the fact that I was good enough to make it and I get to play with different teams throughout the region,” expressed Gould.

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