By: Elizabeth Karchut
Cory Piepers is taking a year off football to rest his body, but the young receiver shows no signs
of giving up on sport.
The Myers Riders wide receiver is looking to break into the ranks of the CIS upon his return. He
says he wants to be able to play football while earning a degree in criminology.
Piepers made his debut in 2010 with the Bell Warriors of the National Capital Amateur Football
Association. He said that, “from seeing my brother play high school football, I wanted to play
In 2012, Piepers was named to the Myers Riders Junior Varsity all-star team and has since
played three seasons with the team. He has been to two provincial championships with the
Riders JV team and won a city championship with the NCAFA Riders.
“Yeah just the shock that I finally happened to have won, I was happy because I lost two years
before that too,” Piepers said of winning the city championship.
Piepers draws from his own self-motivation and cites that as his source of inspiration. He wound
up as a wide receiver due to coach’s intuition, saying that the “coaches thought that would be a
best fit for me, so I kept playing it.”
During his run in the NCAFA, Piepers showed some of his athleticism. He saw some time on the
field as a quarterback and slot back as well. He has been regarded as being fundamentally sound
with a well-rounded, offensive football mind.
Piepers says he is ready for the challenge of learning a new and complex playbook that is
associated with moving up through the ranks of football. He is a fast learner who has been
known to quickly learn playbooks.
The wide receiver is also touted as a leader on his team. In his second season with the Riders JV
team, Piepers was picked to be one of the team’s captains.
Unafraid to ramp up his physical game, Piepers puts his 182lbs to good use. When needed, he
often looks to make the big block when on the field.
For this intelligent, crash-n-bang receiver, it won’t be long until he is back on the field.
Cory Piepers is part of the House Edge Sports Network, which is a network that aids in
promoting and marketing amateur athletes in North America.