Playmaking Predator

The varsity Twin Cities Predators of the Ontario Football Conference are playing tough this season.

Free safety Jaedon Herron is a key component to the team’s success thus far.

Herron has been playing football for five years thanks to the influence of his father.  Although the first position he ever played was free safety, he moved over for to offensive positions for a while – playing a year as a quarterback and another as running back positions.

How, he has reverted back to the the other side of the ball.

“I’m just getting back into the defensive mind state,” says Herron of his move.

Last week’s game was his first time playing free safety as a Predator and he didn’t skip a beat, producing two interceptions and helping the Predators to a tie against the Burlington Stampeders.

This year marks a return with the Predators uniform again after Herron spent some time playing for the Cambridge Lions OVFL of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

“I went to the Preds for their excellent defensive backs coaching and so far they’ve given me the necessary tools to be successful and to be able to compete with the best (CIS),” explained Herron of his decision to return back to the Preds.

Herron will be competing at the CIS level next year as he joins the Wilfrid Laurier University to play football as a Golden Hawk and to pursue a degree in Communication Studies.

For the present moment, his focus is on continuing to make plays for the Predators and help the team succeed further into the season.

“I treat each game the same but if Burlington is the toughest team, I’m not worried we have a great group of guys” Herron stated.  “I’d just like to play my best every game, make it tough for our opponents and get ready for September”.

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