Photo Credit: Michael Luk
With just days left before the start of the 2015 Senior Bowl camp, I had a chance to interview yet another Senior Bowl alumnus. This time it was Nathan Lund, a Centennial Centaurs alumnus and a running back for the Langley Rams.
Nathan, who recently wrapped up his second season with the Rams, also has fond memories of the Senior Bowl.
“Senior Bowl was really good for me. It was a good experience because my last year wasn’t really a good year for my school team,” Lund recalls. “[Since I was] playing with the best of the best of the high school players, I was looking to get more competition, more looks, and run a lot more offence than I did when I played for my high school team.”
Nathan did end up showing his potential in the 2013 Senior Bowl game with the highlight being a kickoff return for a touchdown – a play he cites as his most memorable Senior Bowl moment.
“I was running down the sideline along the open field… My brother and cousins were on the other side of field in the bleachers, and when I ran in for the touchdown, I pointed at them and they cheered,” he laughs while recalling the excitement his family showed at the game.
Although Nathan had a great showing at the Senior Bowl, he didn’t always have the chance to show his skills at the camp.
“I was all over the place. I wanted to play running back, got moved to defense and then moved back to offence. I was one of the ones that was behind most of the time, so I had to work hard for my spot,” he recalls.
“That work motivated me to not think about what other people think and try and just be the best I can be. [Since that game], I’ve thought about that every time I play.”
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Since then, Nathan has taken this important lesson to heart and even got an invite to the BC Lions rookie camp last year. He was one of the youngest players at the camp at 19 years old.
So, what’s currently on Nathan’s plate during the off-season?
Nathan was invited to the BC Lions’ evaluation camp happening on May 3rd. If the coaches like what they see, he will be able to attend the rookie camp this year again. We’re excited to see what an impact the Senior Bowl had on a player like Nathan, who is making waves at such a young age. Best of luck at the camp, Nathan!
Feeling inspired to watch this year’s Senior Bowl Game? You can catch this year’s Senior Bowl game at McLeod Stadium (Langley) on Saturday, March 21st at 11am!