Boisette is currently on tryout with the Myers Riders varsity team, which accepts players under the age of 19. He made his football debut in 2012, playing three seasons in the National Capital Amateur Football Association and one season in the OVFL.
“One of my friends at school suggested that I am pretty athletic and he suggested that I should try out for his team [the Bell Warriors] and I made it,” said Boisette of how he started playing football.
“I was a pretty speedy guy I guess. I was pretty fast. So the coach suggested I play running back and I could catch so they wanted me to play receiver as well,” Boisette said.
Despite alternating positions, Boisette’s main position is wide receiver. It is only appropriate that he draws inspiration from Jerry Rice, a former receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Boisette praises Rice’s dynamic play and his passion for the game.
“After a loss, he motivates himself and he plays to get better. He’s a leader and I believe he is not as ‘loud’ as other players, he works in silence and let’s his success shout,” Boisette said.
While he may draw inspiration from the former pro, Boisette also explains he has someone who helps motivate him off the gridiron, one of his teachers, Mathew Gohier. Boisette says that although he not one of his coaches, Gohier knows the game and supports him and gives him advice about his education and football.
This emphasis on education has stuck with the young receiver, who said that his goal for his football career is to get into university and continue to play. He said that “basically it is education before football.” Boisette also explained that he is into communications, psychology, and essentially studying people.
While Boisette is trying to break the Myers Riders roster, a team that has “been amazing, won a few championships, and has been killing it” in the past few years, he looks fondly back on his NCAFA days.
“My first year of playing football, me and my team went to the A-Cup and it was just an amazing memory,” Boisette said. “Unfortunately we went home with the loss, but it was still overall one of my best football memories.”
As for this year, Boisette said, “I want to be successful in the best way I can, support my family, support my friends, and just make everyone around me feel appreciated and feel loved.”
From his dedication to not only his sport, but to his education and his family and friends, Boisette is indeed a well-rounded individual both on and off the field.
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