Get to know U19 National Team Defensive Lineman Cole Adamson
Cole Adamson is a defensive lineman from Winnipeg, Manitoba who will compete at the 2018 International Bowl in Arlington, Texas as a member of the National Under-19 team.
The lineman was first introduced to the sport approximately eight years ago.
“I started playing football for my community and I just fell in love with the game,” Adamson added.
Among the teams he has played for include the Crestwood Grizzlies as well as Oak Park Raiders of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL).
Currently, Adamson competes with Canada West Universities Athletic Association’s (CWUAA) University of Manitoba Bisons.
This past year has been a highlight reel season for the lineman.
“Starting for the Bisons, first year out of high school and just playing besides the other players on the d-line that have been playing for years,” he said.
On the field, Adamson tries to emulate Houston Texans’ star J.J Watt.
“He’s been a dominant defensive lineman in the league and just really dominates the line,” he elaborated. “Wherever he Is, whether is it on the outside at end, or on the inside playing through there.”
Surprised when he learned from Bisons’ Head Coach Brian Dobie that he was selected to the National Team, Adamson is thrilled and ecstatic to have the opportunity to play for Canada at the 2018 International Bowl.
“It’s a great honour,” the lineman expressed. “It’s very exciting to be able to show that Canada can compete with the U.S. in the sport of football.”
“It can really show that we can compete with them and to be able to put Canada on the map to represent our country.”
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