A Fort McMurray Football Player is making noise south of the border.
Lamar Goods spent this past season starring at Defensive Tackle for the Father Mercredi Football Trappers, winning a city championship with the team.
In August, Goods was selected to play for team Canada at the International Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
Now lining up with some of the most talented players in North America, Goods tells Mix News it means a lot to be recognized as one of the country’s best.
“All your work pays out in the end. It’s good to know that, it’s reassuring. It means I am capable of being the best and competing with the best and being at the level. It shows I might have a chance for going somewhere in this sport.”
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.
He says his next goal is to play college ball and hopefully make his way to the NFL.
“I am looking at the pros but right now, post secondary is the milestone I am trying to achieve right now. Looking at Division 1 but you never know what’s going to happen. You have to keep your options open.”
First though, Goods will take his talents to Ottawa next season to try and develop his game at Football North, one of the top prep football programs in North America.
He adds that making team Canada is the fuel that’s going to keep pushing him to be one of the best players in the country.