A Fort McMurray football player is going to Mexico to play for Team Canada at the World Championships this summer.
Lamar Goods, who spent the past season with the Father Mercredi Trappers, has been named to the country’s World Junior U19 team.
This is the second time the defensive tackle will represent Canada in 2018. Last month, Goods played in the International Bowl in Dallas, Texas – where they defeated the U.S. 44-27.
He tells Mix News it means a lot to be selected.
“I’m really excited, it’s an honour, and a really good goal that I achieved.”
The Winnipeg native says being a defensive tackle was a natural choice for him as it runs in the family.
Goods’ father Bennie played 10 years in the CFL as a defensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
At a bulky 6 foot 3, and pushing 300 pounds – Goods says he models his play after Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox.
Looking ahead, Goods notes his goal is to play for a Division 1 school in the United States – then maybe one day – play in the NFL or CFL.
“The way things are going, as of know, my family feels, I feel confident that I’m on track to go there someday and reach my goal.”
The International Federation of American Football World Championships takes place in July in Mexico City.
– With files from Brandon Piper