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
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.
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 has received recognition as the student athlete of the month multiple times and most notably the recipient of the Heart and Soul Award.
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.
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.
Despite his strong academics and athleticism, what makes Ben so ambitious and notable, are the multiple ways he involves himself in his community.
Brandon dedicates himself to the gym, which helps him lay tough hits on defense and tenaciously carry his team on offense.
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.
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.
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.
Caleb stands out by taking charge of leading opening exercises, assisting new players with equipment and generally stepping up as a player coach.
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 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.
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.
In the off season, CJ was instrumental in organizing and running drills and practices for his teammates and potential new Grade 9 players.
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.
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.
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.
Craig's ambition got him nominated for the TVRAA Anderson Award, which highlights players that best combine success in football with academics and community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Evan is a young man who brings pure heart and determination to whatever he does in sports, the community and the classroom.
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.
Jakob is a positive influence and leader on his team who is quick to give praise to others. He is humble, respectful and polite.
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.
Jesse's strong commitment in the weight room has helped him dominate his opponents and focus overall off the field.
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.
Both of Josh's grandfathers served in the military and have inspired him to be emotionally, physically and mentally tough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talon is an intelligent "old school" two-way player; on offense as the Aquinas Football starting quarterback and on defense as the starting cornerback.
A monitor in a children's camp with severe learning disabilities, Tristan respects the ideas and opinions of others no matter where he is.
Tristin shows toughness and ambition in taking on new opportunities and challenges. He has become a notable ambassador for his school's football program.
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.
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.
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.
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.