Holding the line
Published Friday, September 21, 2012 5:28PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, September 21, 2012 6:54PM MDT
It is another practice for the senior football team at Bowness High School and 17-year-old Ryan Sceviour is front and centre on the offensive line.
“My parents got me involved with the midget Cowboys when I was 10, they didn't want me sitting around and they noticed that I was pretty big and so I’ve been playing ever since,” said Sceviour.
Football is not his only pursuit and his participation in a number of other sports has helped to make him better at his position on the gridiron.
“When I did wrestling last year it helped me with my hands. I could beat other people off the ball and basketball definitely helped me with my footwork. Moving around in the key was really, it helped me for this and lacrosse, I was the goalie so it was mostly side to side movement and that really helped with my foot speed.”
The two-time Male Athlete of the Year maintains an 80 percent average and hopes to parlay his high school success into a university education.
Sceviour has put together a recruitment video that he's been showing to schools on both sides of the border and this summer he made an eye opening road trip
“We went to Fordham in New York and then Dartmouth in New Hampshire so we did a bunch of football camps down there,” said Sceviour. “I may be good here but if you go down there everyone’s as equally as good as me, so I gotta work hard and get better.”
If things don’t work out down south, both the Calgary Colts and University of Calgary Dinos have expressed interest in the young player.
For his positive attitude and athletic ability, Ryan Sceviour is the CTV Calgary Athlete of the Week for Friday, September 21, 2012.