REC Joseph pure weapon in Winnipeg

Regret can sometimes be an outstanding motivator. St. Paul’s receiver, James Joseph, from Manitoba quickly regretted his decision not to play football in grade 9. He missed the atmosphere, the hype, and his good friends that he had played with. The view from the sideline was much to be desired. He hasn’t watched a game from the sideline since.

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Regret can sometimes be an outstanding motivator. St. Paul’s receiver, James Joseph, from Manitoba quickly regretted his decision not to play football in grade 9. He missed the atmosphere, the hype, and his good friends that he had played with. The view from the sideline was much to be desired. He hasn’t watched a game from the sideline since.

When I step on the field for a game I’m focused on just playing a good game to get my team the win. I thank God before every game and think about the work I’ve been putting in leading to this point,” he now states. 

Playing for one one of the powerhouse programs in Manitoba, CFC50 St. Paul’s, there is no shortage of intensity, competition, and a strong push to do the best you can. You don’t become a champion by sitting around and watching others do the work. Joseph is working hard to win a starting spot on the varsity team and hopefully play at the university level.

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I have been working really hard to improve my catching ability and make sure I catch every ball thrown to me along with polishing up my route running,” he says. “I have also been trying to put on a lot of weight and get stronger for next season.”

As a receiver, Joseph loves to make big plays and get the crowd off their feet. He also hopes to motivate his team with scoring touchdowns. One of the pro’s that he tries to model his game after is Odell Beckham Jr. who Joseph believes has some of the best hands and route running in the league. He also appreciates the hype and ability to make those big plays that OBJ is famous for.

It’s not all about hype and big plays, though. Looking to study medicine at university, the Crusader is putting in the time both in the offseason training program and the classroom. “I’m a very hard working player that is willing put work on and off the field,” he says.

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I have been working out every day after school at the gym consistently since football season’s been done. I’ve also been attending Recruit Ready practices throughout off season to improve my football skills.”

The coaches both from his high school team and Recruit Ready have been instrumental in this young player’s athletic and football development.

I’ve made a lot of good relationships with my coaches at St. Paul’s who have helped me grow especially since I’m new to the game along with my coaches at Recruit Ready who have really helped me step up my game and skills,” he says and adds, “I’ve also grown close with my teammates through the ups and downs of the seasons and they are some of my best friends”.

His love of football will never again be put on hold as it was in 9th grade. It’s the place where he can go and forget all the stresses going on in his life and he can zone out and just play. He soaks in the atmosphere and relishes the sense of brotherhood he has with his teammates.

I’m a team player and am a leader in the locker room.”

James Joseph (#80)
Class of 2022
Position: Receiver
Ht/Wt: 5’8″, 145lbs
Teams: St. Paul’s Crusaders (MB)
Twitter: @jamie_josephh

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