OPC: Team Central Varsity FS Silver eyeing Defensive MVP honours

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.

Ronan Silver is determined to succeed as a defensive standout.

“I play safety because I like playing a position with risk, if I get beat it’s a touchdown so I’m always working harder to never get beat,” explained the 5’11, 168 pound safety.

During his time with Northern Red Knights of the Toronto District Secondary School Athletic Association (TDSSAA) as well as both the Scarborough Thunder and Metro Toronto Wildcats of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL), Silver has demonstrated his passion for playing his primary position.

“I play safety because I like playing a position with risk, if I get beat it’s a touchdown so I’m always working harder to never get beat,” elaborated the Ontario standout.  “My favorite thing about safety is the challenge of never losing.”

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While staying true to his own style of play, he does idolize on NFL great.

“My favorite safety is Brian Dawkins, but I don’t model my game after anyone,” said Silver. “I just play the game and combined everything I’ve learned over the years and do my best to be a part of every play.”

On Saturday night, Silver will compete in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) game at TD Place in Ottawa as a part of Team Central’s Varsity squad.

“I want to get my name out there for university coaches,” shared the free safety his reason for deciding to try out for OPC.

So far, he has been satisfied with the whole OPC process. However, his experience with the coaching staff has been different from all the other participants.

“They’re good coaches but just like any other coach, I just hear what they have to say and if it works for me I incorporate it into my game,” commented Silver.

Moreover, he is not feeling any pressure associated with playing this game in front of many individuals who will be looking on in the stands at TD Place in Ottawa.

“Games don’t intimidate me,” added Silver.  “I’m looking forward to it.”

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Set to graduate in 2016, Silver is hoping OPC will help gain attention for recruiters, who will be in attendance at the game.  However, UBC is his top consideration. Ultimately, he would like to pursue future studies in business.

Overall, Silver is looking forward to a couple of key things once kickoff takes places on Saturday night.

“I’m looking forward to showing my improvements to the coaches and winning,” offered the Team Central free safety.  “I’m not excited to work with anyone player.”

“We’re a team, and the same goes for the opposing team, I won’t take any player for granted.”

Silver has some objectives for OPC he hopes he will be able to accomplish during the game and beyond the conclusion of the entire experience.

“My goals for OPC are to get Defensive MVP and to win,” expressed Silver.  “I want to get to the next level.”

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