Running back Karter Wickham of the Beaver Brae Broncos can't wait to get back on the field. He's excited, after he was ranked in the top 50 for his age group on Canada Football Chat.
"I feel like I'm being recognized for the last three years of work that I've devoted into my craft. It's definitely going to open the eyes of a couple of college coaches and hopefully a couple of scouts," he said last week.
The CanadaFootballChat.com Youth Game features the top 50 Canadian football players, who are on track to qualify as a ’National’ in the Canadian Football League. The athletes are invited to selection camps in their geographic area and the selection committee then evaluates the athletic measurable and game, selection camp video.
Wickham's already been in contact with the Waterloo Warriors and the Queen's Golden Gaels.
After two years of junior varsity, Wickham started at as a slippery running back and special teams member in his Grade 9 year at 13, when he was about 5'8", 120 lbs but he's now closer to 5'10", 165 lbs. as he looks forward to his Grade 11 year.
Wickham is looking forward to getting back on the field for the Broncos next fall, after missing this year due to COVID-19. He's had good role models in the program from his older brother Pacey and his dad, Darcy, not to mention three generations of Penners.
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