Player Profile Tevin McCarty
BRONCOS PLAYER PROFILE: TEVIN McCARTY
Story: Brenden Escott
KAMLOOPS, BC—Tevin McCarty couldn’t have asked for a better result in his first game in a Broncos uniform. The promising defensive end was part of a record-setting 72-12 beat down of the Valley Huskers to open their 2015 BCFC campaign.
The Sherwood Park, Albert native is in his first year with the Broncos after being recruited at the Northern “Senior Bowl” in Edmonton this spring. A tour of the city and Broncos facilities in June were enough to convince McCarty to come on board.
“[I liked] how welcoming everyone was, how the team was, the coaches, the facility— everything was in the right place so I decided to come join.”
McCarty credits his father with giving him his start on the gridiron.
“I just watched him when I was a kid and liked it so I wanted to try it out.”
The first game was a good first impression for the 18-year-old McCarty, a Salisbury Composite high school alumnus.
“Seeing how our offensive played and how we dominated…we’ve still got a lot to work on but we got the job done and it was nice getting that first win,” said McCarty.
“Personally, I thought I did ok for it being my first CJFL game, but there’s still a lot of improving and learning to be done. And that’s the same with the team. We had a good game but there’s still a lot we can work on. We saw that on film, and we’re going to fix it”.
The move to a new city can be intimidating, but McCarty says he’s loving Kamloops and the TCC.
“The facility is great! It’s exactly what I wanted it to be. It’s hot here all the time just like everyone said it would be and it’s comfortable. It just feels like home”.
This weekend will be a much different story for McCarty and the Broncos as they welcome the Langley Rams to Hillside Stadium for their home opener; The same Rams team they faced off against in their epic playoff game to end last season when a miraculous comeback effort come up two points shy.
“I think this is going to be our first test and it’s going to be eye-opening for us whether we win or lose. It’ll be a good game and we’re going to come out and fight and show were here to play,” said McCarty.
Looking past this rivalry matchup, McCarty says when football is done for him, he won’t have a problem settling in with new goals in mind.
“[My plan is] just heading home and upgrading, really, getting my grades right and trying to go to the next level in university”
Eager to learn on and off the field, McCarty has the makings of a future star in the orange and blue.