BUILDING A FUTURE
FOR CANADIAN FOOTBALL.

For over 5 years, the Nissan Kickoff Project has championed community athletics.

Through various initiatives, we travel across the country giving young Canadian athletes opportunities to grow their sport, by first growing in the sport. To date, Nissan has donated more than $500,000 to support youth football athletes across Canada including the All-Canadian TITAN team.

In partnership with the CFL, Nissan annually recognizes a team of TITANs – aspiring youth football players who give as much to their community as they do to their team.

As an important part of the Canadian football community, TITANs receive a once-in-a-lifetime athletic experience. When we recognize TITANs, we give aspiring athletes the opportunity to be coached and mentored by CFL football leaders, build life-long relationships with their teammates, and take part in the Grey Cup festival.

2018 NISSAN ALL-CANADIAN TITANS

Image of titan: Adam Dekraker
Height 6'01
Weight 180
East Elgin Secondary School
East Elgin Eagles

Tough and extremely competitive, Adam takes initiative on the field to help his teammates get better. He is a fierce defender and always leads his team in tackles and will always be the first to help them up.

Adam Dekraker Aylmer, ON
Image of titan: Aidan Sommacal
Height 5'11
Weight 190
St.Joseph High School
Guardians

Aidan is humble enough to be coachable, but confident enough to know his position. He is a notable rolemodel because of this, on and off the field.

Aidan Sommacal Saskatoon, SK
Image of titan: Aidan Walker
Height 5'10
Weight 163
R.F. Staples
Thunderbirds

Aidan has received recognition as the student athlete of the month multiple times and most notably the recipient of the Heart and Soul Award.

Aidan Walker Westlock, AB
Image of titan: Andrew Burrows
Height 6'03
Weight 240
MM Robinson
Rams

Andrew's ambition directs him to find balance—on the field, in the classroom and in the community. His innovation allowed him to play offense for two different teams.

Andrew Burrows Burlington, ON
Image of titan: Asher Wood
Height 6'3
Weight 175
St. John's High School
St. John's Tigers

Asher Wood is a TITAN. He is a two-way player who dominates in all three aspects of football and never wants to come off the field.

Asher Wood Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Ben Burke
Height 5'09
Weight 155
MM Robinson
Rams

Despite his strong academics and athleticism, what makes Ben so ambitious and notable, are the multiple ways he involves himself in his community.

Ben Burke Burlington, ON
Image of titan: Brandon Martens
Height 5'10
Weight 190
Virden Collegiate Institute
Golden Bears

Brandon dedicates himself to the gym, which helps him lay tough hits on defense and tenaciously carry his team on offense.

Brandon Martens Virden, MB
Image of titan: Brantt Burnstein
Height 6'00
Weight 250
Nelson High School
Nelson Lords

Despite being a bit undersized, Brantt inspires toughness, tenacity and leadership on the field and in the community where he coaches football to younger players.

Brantt Burnstein Burlington, ON
Image of titan: Brayden Walz
Height 6'4
Weight 310
Bishop O'Byrne High School
Bobcats

Brayden is one of the very best O/D lineman in the country. His relaxed demeanor off the field, contrasts his extremely tough style on the field.

Brayden Walz Calgary, AB
Image of titan: Bryden O’Flaherty
Height 6'3
Weight 190
Bishop O'Byrne High School
Bobcats

Bryden has been recognized nationally for his community involvement but is humble in is approach to leadership. He notably focuses on understanding circumstances and developing relationships.

Bryden O’Flaherty Calgary, AB
Image of titan: Caden McTaggart
Height 6'03
Weight 170
Sullivan Heights Secondary School
Stars
Caden McTaggart Surrey, BC
Image of titan: Caleb Pype
Height 6'05
Weight 290
Valley Heights
Voyageur Bears

Caleb stands out by taking charge of leading opening exercises, assisting new players with equipment and generally stepping up as a player coach.

Caleb Pype Port Rowan, ON
Image of titan: Cameron Creechan
Height 5'11
Weight 180
Ursuline College
Ursuline College Lancers

He does not shy away from hard work. Cam is in the running to be on the Canada Cup All-Stars, a notable part of Team Canada that competes at the International level.

Cameron Creechan Chatham, ON
Image of titan: Cameron Male
Height 6'02
Weight 200
Notre Dame Catholic High School
Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Cameron has passionately played football for the past 7 years. He has ambitiously played several positions, but excels at Defensive End. This year he has also played Offensive Tackle, Tight End and Fullback.

Cameron Male Burlington, ON
Image of titan: Carson Matt
Height 6'4
Weight 230
Martin Collegiate
Monarchs

Carson is ambitious. He understands that the only way he is going to succeed is by working hard and having a plan. He not only has that desiree for himself but his teammates as well.

Carson Matt Regina, SK
Image of titan: CJ Vincent
Height 6'01
Weight 180
Central Collegiate
Central Cyclones

In the off season, CJ was instrumental in organizing and running drills and practices for his teammates and potential new Grade 9 players.

CJ Vincent Moose Jaw, SK
Image of titan: Colbi  Turnbull
Height 6'02
Weight 205
Major Pratt
Parkwest Outlaws

Colbi strives for excellence and shows leadership in all that he does. He has strength in character, confidence, integrity, sportsmanship and a clear set of ambitions.

Colbi Turnbull Binscarth, MB
Image of titan: Cole Priestley
Height 6'1
Weight 195
Cold Lake High School
Royals

Cole has shown himself to be a notable player, student and ambassador for his team, school and community. His toughness and tenacity lead him forward. Always.

Cole Priestley Cold Lake, AB
Image of titan: Connor Browett
Height 5'10
Weight 155
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School
Plainsmen

Connor is physically, mentally, and emotionally tough. He balances a heavy course load with many activities (football, rugby, major production, and cadets) and excels in all activities.

Connor Browett Brandon, MB
Image of titan: Craig Coleman
Height 6'01
Weight 220
Parkside Collegiate Institute
Parkside Stampeders

Craig's ambition got him nominated for the TVRAA Anderson Award, which highlights players that best combine success in football with academics and community.

Craig Coleman St Thomas, ON
Image of titan: Crozier Holmes
Height 6'20
Weight 185
Central Collegiate
Cyclones

Crozier carries a high 90s average in school and is poised to become this year's valedictorian. He balances a busy academic/athletic life along with carrying a part time job.

Crozier Holmes Moose Jaw, SK
Image of titan: Daniel Velocci
Height 6'30
Weight 260
Dartmouth High School
Spartans

Daniel's tenacity helped build out a new gym facility for his school. When not on the field or working in the local community, his ambition is always making him better.

Daniel Velocci Dartmtouh, NS
Image of titan: Danny Bosett
Height 5'9
Weight 185
North Park Collegiate
Trojans

Mentally the word "can't" isn't in his vocabulary, he will do whatever it takes for his team to succeed. He is not easily disappointed and always believes in himself and teammates.

Danny Bosett Brantford, ON
Image of titan: Dawson Broda
Height 6'3
Weight 210
Millwoods Christian School
Royals

In football, Dawson has a desire to do whatever needs to be done to serve the team first. He is willing to play whatever positions the coaches need.

Dawson Broda Edmonton, AB
Image of titan: Derek Kucharski
Height 6'01
Weight 207
Austin O’ Brien
Crusaders
Derek Kucharski Edmonton, AB
Image of titan: Dominic Hall
Height 5'07
Weight 175
Leo Hayes Highschool
Lions

After tearing his ACL, Dominic's toughness and tenacity pushed him through rehab. He then played in the first All Canada Bowl and continues to mentor youth in the Best Buddies.

Dominic Hall Fredericton, NB
Image of titan: Donovan Kersey
Height 6'1
Weight 185
Northeast Kings
Northeast Kings Titans

Football is not just a game to Donovan, it has been an integral part of his journey into manhood. He ambitiously dedicates himself to the sport and its community.

Donovan Kersey Centreville, NS
Image of titan: Donovan Moore
Height 6'02
Weight 245
St Ignatius
Falcon's

Whenever Donovan is tested through adversity, he watches motivational videos and lectures to help solidify his resolve. He has learned to be tenacious and it shows every single day.

Donovan Moore Thunder Bay, ON
Image of titan: Dylan Hess
Height 6'02
Weight 225
Kelvin High School
Clippers

Dylan is relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback and is a tenacious force to be reckoned with. He is a great tackler and his anticipation of the plays is formidable.

Dylan Hess winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Dylan Szczur
Height 6'0
Weight 170
St. Johns College
Eagles

Dylan is a strong, independent young man who is not afraid of working hard to get what he wants, while helping others to do the same.

Dylan Szczur Brantford, ON
Image of titan: Eric Choquette
Height 5'09
Weight 165
Churchill Community High School
Churchill Chargers

Eric is always the first to help out at practice without being asked. He notably volunteers his time as a leader with G.Y.M (Growing Young Movers) at his elementary school.

Eric Choquette La Ronge, SK
Image of titan: Erik Haines
Height 5'11
Weight 270
Valley Heights SS
Voyageur Bears

Erik is a steadfast leader Who demonstrates toughness by challenging himself academically, by managing his time to continue to volunteer in the community, and by honouring his coach's direction.

Erik Haines Walsingham, ON
Image of titan: Ethan Schnerch
Height 5'11
Weight 175
Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute
Maroons

Ethan never listens to the negativity and peer pressure that sometimes comes with being a teen. He values his health and ensures that he surrounds himself with like minded friends.

Ethan Schnerch Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Evan Nachtigall
Height 5'11
Weight 165
Ecole secondaire Neelin High School
Spartans

Evan is a young man who brings pure heart and determination to whatever he does in sports, the community and the classroom.

Evan Nachtigall Brandon, MB
Image of titan: Jacob Martino
Height 6'2
Weight 200
Garth Webb ss
Chargers

Jacob has been volunteering in the community for the last 6 years and coaches in multiple sports at both his previous middle school and city teams.

Jacob Martino Oakville, ON
Image of titan: Jakob Tomas
Height 5'09
Weight 150
St. James Catholic High School
Lions

Jakob is a positive influence and leader on his team who is quick to give praise to others. He is humble, respectful and polite.

Jakob Tomas Guelph, ON
Image of titan: Jaykob Ryll
Height 6'1
Weight 280
Fort Frances
Muskies

Jaykob has been named one of the team Captains for the last 2 seasons and was chosen as Offensive Lineman of the year in 2016. He is a natural leader who inspires players to be their best on and off the field.

Jaykob Ryll Fort Frances, ON
Image of titan: Jesse King
Height 5'7
Weight 180
Westdale Secondary School
Warriors

Jesse's strong commitment in the weight room has helped him dominate his opponents and focus overall off the field.

Jesse King Hamilton, ON
Image of titan: Joseph Bertram
Height 5'11
Weight 165
Bluefield High School
Cornwall Timberwolves

No matter who needs it, Joseph is willing to help out or just listen. His kind heart never backs down, which distinguishes his toughness from the rest.

Joseph Bertram Cornwall, PE
Image of titan: Josh Campbell
Height 6'0
Weight 160
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive
Raiders

Both of Josh's grandfathers served in the military and have inspired him to be emotionally, physically and mentally tough.

Josh Campbell Red Deer, AB
Image of titan: Josh Yee
Height 5'08
Weight 213
Forest Lawn High School
Titans
Josh Yee Calgary, AB
Image of titan: Kaitlin Cummings
Height 5'03
Weight 210
Garden City Collegiate
Gophers

Making the jump to high school football was not an easy task for for her. Her small statue makes it harder especially playing centre against boys who are more than a foot taller than her. Her determination and hard work have her currently being the back up to the starting centre.

Kaitlin Cummings Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Kaleb McGladdery
Height 5'06
Weight 280
Peace Wapiti Academy
PWA Titans

Kaleb's commitment to the game is outstanding. He will always want to be the last one out of the shed, making sure everything is back in its place or picking up something a teammate may have left behind.

Kaleb McGladdery Grande Prairie, AB
Image of titan: Logan Potter
Height 6'5
Weight 200
North East Kings Education Center
Titans

Since nine years old, Logan has won multiple Defensive MVP game awards, two Defensive MVP provincial awards, and a Provincial Championship while in the minor program.

Logan Potter Kentville, NS
Image of titan: Lucas Varga
Height 6'02
Weight 220
Nelson High School
Nelson Lords

A leader by example, Lucas has worked hard to become a pillar on our Offensive Line as a starting tackle and also spends time on the defensive side of the ball as well.

Lucas Varga Burlington, ON
Image of titan: Mason McGriskin
Height 6'33
Weight 195
West Ferris secondary
West Ferris Trojans

Mason is the definition of a leader in the community and on the field. He founded Rising Stars Football to offer skill development camps to youth.

Mason McGriskin North Bay, ON
Image of titan: Matthew Guyon
Height 5'11
Weight 200
Jasper Place High School
Jasper Place Rebels
Matthew Guyon Edmonton, AB
Image of titan: Matthew Wist
Height 6'00
Weight 220
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Stars

Matt is ambitious on and off the field. He has won leadership awards on every team he has played on and is an Honour Roll Student.

Matthew Wist Saskatoon, SK
Image of titan: Mitchell Demers
Height 6'50
Weight 215
Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School
Phoenix

Mitchell is a two-way player dominating offense and defense. He tenaciously patrols the defense as our captain and linebacker while also playing DB, LB and Lineman depending on the situation.

Mitchell Demers St. Catharines, ON
Image of titan: Nathaniel King-Wilson
Height 5'10
Weight 170
Daniel Mcintyre Collegiate Institute
Maroons

Nathaniel is humble, consistently maintaining good sportsmanship and maturity on and off the field. He knows how important it is to be a good role model to peers and younger members of the community.

Nathaniel King-Wilson Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Nicholas Fairweather
Height 6'0
Weight 185
St. Matthew High School
St. Matthew Tigers

Nick’s goal is to continue to inform younger players, that to become an excellent team leader, they must be very coachable, strive to be the hardest working player and become the hardest working recruit.

Nicholas Fairweather Orleans, ON
Image of titan: Nick Birch
Height 6'0
Weight 230
West Kildona Collegiate
West Kildonan Wolverines

Nick demonstrates the ability to be one of the key players of his team and has dedicated himself to it by not missing a practice in 4 years.

Nick Birch Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Nick Butler
Height 6'02
Weight 185
Sardis Secondary
Falcons

On the field, Nick leads the way and is 2nd in all BC high school football Receptions and Yards as a Receiver, while leading the league in Receiving Touchdowns.

Nick Butler Chilliwack, BC
Image of titan: Nikolas Fourlas
Height 5'10
Weight 200
Henry Wise Wood
Warriors

Nik is a student of the game, often watching videos on his own, with his coaches, and other players so he can get better. He is a notable student-athlete that continually applies himself.

Nikolas Fourlas Calgary, AB
Image of titan: Owen Brown
Height 5'10
Weight 165
St. John's Ravenscourt
St. Vital Mustangs

Like all players, Owen has to face tough opposition, physical demands and the mental pressure of having to deliver on critical kicks that can determine the fate of a game. He excel under this pressure.

Owen Brown Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Sam Cross
Height 6'00
Weight 170
Centennial CVI
Spartans

Whether Sam is winning two championships or cheering from the sidelines, he is a hard worker on his way to regaining his starting position and leadership role.

Sam Cross Guelph, ON
Image of titan: Sam Hezekiah
Height 6'00
Weight 200
River East
Kodiaks

Sam is tough, he was an immigrant from Lagos Nigeria and moved to Canada only 12 years ago. He had to adjust to the climate, culture and language.

Sam Hezekiah Winnipeg, MB
Image of titan: Samuel Gamelin
Height 6'01
Weight 270
Collège Charles-Lemoyne
Dynamiques

Samuel loves to coach young football players because he knows those kids are the future. He clearly wants to give back to community what he received.

Samuel Gamelin Sainte-Catherine, QC
Image of titan: Souleymane Camara
Height 5'10
Weight 180
Collège Charles-Lemoyne
Dynamiques

Souley is a great team player because he is always helping his teammates perform and grow. In the classroom, he focuses on making sure everyone is working positively and constructively.

Souleymane Camara Sainte-Catherine, QC
Image of titan: Spencer Dean
Height 5'8
Weight 245
Leo Hayes High school
Lions

Spencer works hard on the field perfecting his technique. He takes what the coaches say and applies it so that he continuously betters his skills.

Spencer Dean Fredericton, NB
Image of titan: Steen Rasmussen
Height 5'11
Weight 175
John Barsby Community School
Varsity Bulldogs

By taking on as many opportunities to better myself as possible, Steen keeps every door open. His hard work on the football field allows him to excel in the classroom.

Steen Rasmussen Nanaimo, BC
Image of titan: Stephen Smith
Height 6'01
Weight 200
North Valley High School
North Valley Eagles

Stephen's innovation and tenacity shine. Battling depression for two years has inspired him to reach out to younger kids, so no one is ever without teammates in life.

Stephen Smith Abernethy, SK
Image of titan: Taggart Rowell
Height 6'01
Weight 180
Luther College High School
Luther Lions

While Taggart tries to offer advice and encouragement on and off the field, he does not consider himself to be a vocal leader. He is one that leads by example.

Taggart Rowell Regina, SK
Image of titan: Talon Horst
Height 5'11
Weight 165
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
St. Thomas Aquinas

Talon is an intelligent "old school" two-way player; on offense as the Aquinas Football starting quarterback and on defense as the starting cornerback.

Talon Horst Tottenham, ON
Image of titan: Tristan Marois
Height 6'05
Weight 200
Collège Charles-Lemoyne
Dynamiques

A monitor in a children's camp with severe learning disabilities, Tristan respects the ideas and opinions of others no matter where he is.

Tristan Marois Sainte-Catherine, QC
Image of titan: Tristin Gross
Height 6'00
Weight 240
RF Staples
Thunderbirds

Tristin shows toughness and ambition in taking on new opportunities and challenges. He has become a notable ambassador for his school's football program.

Tristin Gross Barrhead, AB
Image of titan: Ty Thompson
Height 6'4
Weight 285
Ross Sheppard High School
Ross Sheppard Thunderbirds

When Ty came to high school, he realized that size is one of many factors required to be a great football player. He developed goals and strategies to improve both his athletic and academic ambitions.

Ty Thompson Edmonton, AB
Image of titan: Tyler Newson
Height 6'0
Weight 190
Cornwall Timberwolves (Club Team)
Timberwolves

Tyler loves the sense of family football creates on and off the field. It shows every time a teammate or member of the community sees him.

Tyler Newson Hunter River, PE
Image of titan: Tyson Krushelniski
Height 6'01
Weight 210
Bishop James Mahoney
SAINTS

Players look to Tyson to lead the way with his physical smash mouth play, relentless effort and "YES COACH" attitude. He has had tremendous opportunity and success in Football even beyond high school.

Tyson Krushelniski SASKATOON, SK
Image of titan: William Russell
Height 6'2
Weight 220
Kennebecasis Valley High School
Crusaders

Will has been a notable individual on the football fields in New Brunswick for the past six years. He is a tough and tenacious force for the Crusaders that is loved by all.

William Russell QUISPAMSIS, NB