OPC: Team East Underclassmen Casamir’s warrior instincts (VIDEO)

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.

Nathan Casamir is a true warrior.

“When I step on to the field, it’s may the best team win and it’s a war and I go to war every game and play to the best of my abilities,” explained the 5’6, 122 pound linebacker/free safety.

During his career he has played for both the Orleans Bengals of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) and Cumberland Panthers of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

Over the course of his career, he has displayed his passion for playing the dual roles on defence.

“Those are the two positions where I excel but also help my team win,” said Casamir, who emulates Seattle Seahwks Richard Sherman and Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis on the field.  “I am free and I am able to be the leader of the defense.”

“Playing Free safety and Linebacker are the most two important positions in the defense and I love embrace the team leader role.”

The highlight of his gridiron career thus far is winning both Team MVP and Defensive MVP honours three consecutive straight years.

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On Saturday afternoon, Casmir will add another milestone in his career as he will take part in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) as a member of Team East’s Underclassmen squad.

“The process really easy I have achieve a lot during my young football career and I really felt that I could make this team and I could contribute right away,” recalled the defensive standout of his decision to try out for OPC.

Already, he has experienced some special moments during the OPC process.

“So far my best highlight of the OPC training is being named team Captain of the Defense for the game,” reflected Casamir.  “The experience is good, just so much fun.”

“The coaches are fun but also very serious.  We worked so hard to win the game and that’s all I want to do this Saturday for them and my team is to win.”

For the Team East standout, he is ready for the challenge of playing at TD Place in Ottawa in front of many spectators.

“To me this is just another game and I will do whatever it takes to help my team win,” said Casamir.  “Pressure is a great thing and I handle pressure the best way that I can and that is to play great.”

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Since his graduating year is 2020, recruitment is not something that is currently on the radar.  However, there are some future long term goals he is striving for on and off the field.

“The plan is really simple – keep my grades up and hopefully become a Pro football player,” offered Casamir.  “I want to be remembered as a great football player.”

As for OPC, the Team East defensive standout is looking forward to playing alongside a couple of teammates as well as playing against the best of the best from the province.

“Josh Ruby and Kevin are great players on my team and they bring out the best out of me,” commented Casamir.  “I am really looking forward to see what the level of talent and competition is like down there in Toronto.”

Furthermore, he hopes to achieve a couple of goals this weekend in Ottawa.

“My personal goals are to help my team win and bring home MVP and get scouted,” expressed Casamir.  “The teams Goal is really simple: WIN THE GAME!”

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