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CJFL Weekend Warrior: Brady Cornin

06/09/2020, 3:45pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

From the Hamilton Hurricanes

Photo courtesy of Bryan Durante

Each and every year the Hamilton Hurricanes find themselves fighting atop of the Ontario Conference.  One of the major reasons for their success over the years has been the play of their offensive line. Last season Brady Cornin played an important role for the Hurricanes and he’s no strange to the trenches.

“I’ve played football for eight years now and I’ve played on the offensive line all the way through.  I’m passionate about playing on the line and I know a lot of guys usually aren’t.  If you look at us, we are kind of intimidating and other people think we aren’t friendly (laughing).  I’m just a normal guy and love the controlled chaos and the controlled aggression and the really short explosive movement and that’s what made me fall in love with the position.”

The O’Neill CVI high school graduate in Oshawa says the best part of the offensive line is the controlled aggression and explosive moment.  “I feel that is where my strong suit is as a football player.”

The offensive line is always one of the most closely knit units on a team and the Hurricanes are no different.   “Every single offensive line I’ve been on is the closest team on the field.  We let the quarterbacks and running backs in the circle as well but you know what I’ll the receivers a close second, they are really close as well. But I do think the offensive line is one of the tightest units on the field for sure.”

When the Hurricanes huddle up Cornin gets excited when the quarterback calls for a running play.  “I love zone, I love running, just love smashing man (laughing), I love running zone, I love it.”

Like most players in the CJFL, Cornin as aspirations after junior football is over, “I like to think I could play at a University.  I’m going to school right now and I think I might be able to walk on to a University team once I go to school there after I age out of the CJFL and we’ll see where that goes.  Hopefully I can keep playing because I love it, I love football and I want to play for as long as I can and as long as I’m healthy.”

When his playing days are done, would Cornin hit the sidelines and coach? “I would coach!  I played with the Oshawa Hawkeyes and we won the provincial championship in 2017 and I had an offensive line coach talk to me about coming back to coach a couple of the guys that were returning the next year just to try and keep the same mentality and it was a really good experience for me.   I tell the kids coming up on the offensive line not to give up, it’s a really hard position to play and it does take a toll on your body but I think if you stick to it and you’re really passionate about it you’ll love it for sure.”

With the fate of the upcoming season still unclear Cornin is eligible to return to the Hurricanes this year and would be entering his fourth season in the CJFL.

Brady Cornin of the Hamilton Hurricanes is a CJFL Weekend Warrior.

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