Small town home

Toronto wide receiver newest recruit to join AUS Conference Champions’ 2014 class.

Matthew Crocker has found a home away from home.

The 6’2, 200 pound wide receiver from Toronto, Ontario will be moving east for his CIS career.  He recently signed with the Mount Allison Mounties for the 2014 AUS season.

“When I was on my visit to Mount Allison, it had a very home-like feel,” recalled Crocker.  “I really liked the small town environment, and the people were very welcoming.”

“Another factor that appealed to me was the small class sizes, and the crucial fact that I will be receiving a second to none education from the number 1 undergraduate school in the country. In regards to the football program, they have had a lot of success in the past and they are coming off an AUS championship victory.  It should be very exciting to compete and work hard with everyone in that championship program.”

Crocker comes to the Mounties after completing his high school career with the St. Michael’s Kerry Blues of the Conference Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).  This past season, the offensive standout amassed over 600 receiving yards and scored eight touchdowns in eight games.  He was a captain for the team in 2013.

In addition to the Kerry Blues, Crocker has also suited up for the Toronto Jr Argos of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) where he was captain in the 2012 season.

Crocker has been playing football since he was 11 years old.  Ultimately, he credits his parents for getting him to this point in his gridiron career.

“The most important and inspirational people in my life are my parents,” expressed Crocker.  “They have always supported me and pushed me to perform at the best of my ability in everything that I have done, and continue to do.”

“They were a huge help for me in the recruiting process.”

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