June 12th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 24
Ty Anderson – Football is the dream
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Ty Anderson poses for a photo at the CFC Top Prospects Game in Ottawa. He was selected as one of the top high school players in the country to compete in the game.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
For Ty Anderson, football isn’t just something he does to pass time.

Anderson has sacrificed a lot to play the game he loves.

“Football is an everyday part of my life. I moved to Calgary to pursue football and to play at the highest level I possibly could so by doing that it means I live away from my home and from my family. I sacrificed my family to play football and go as far as I can.”

Anderson has been playing football for the last seven years.

“Pretty much since I could play I have been playing.”

His life in football has taken him many different places over the years as well.

“I train every day and go to numerous camps in the U.S. in Seattle and Texas and some camps around here as well.”

Anderson says the dedication to the sport is something he takes seriously because it’s not something he wants to give up in the future.

“I dedicate a lot of my life to football. I'm dedicating myself to football because that's the thing I want to pursue when I'm older.”
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The move to Calgary seems to be paying off for Anderson as he was invited to the first ever top prospects game in Ottawa that included the best high school players in the country.

Anderson says it’s an experience he won’t forget anytime soon.

“It was honestly one of the best football experiences I've had in my life. I had such an amazing time and it was great to meet other kids that are just like me and have dedicated their lives to football. It was also nice to get the exposure. I've always been around and been competing against Alberta kids and it was nice to see out of province kids compete with and against me. It helped me see where my level of play is.”

Having the chance to play in this game also meant getting a chance to learn from a former CFL star in Henry Burris.

Anderson says he learned a lot from Burris about how to play as a team during his time in Ottawa.
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“He really taught the whole team how far two days of practice can come along with the comradery of the team. In two days we turned from a few guys that we new and other guys we had no clue about, to a whole team that were bonded by play and connections. He really taught the importance and how to get that chemistry between people that you've never met before.”

That speech worked as Anderson and his teammates came away with a 41-24 victory.

Next up for Anderson this summer is more camps and a chance to play for Alberta.

“I have a few camps this summer that I'm going to. I'm going to play in the Canada cup for team Alberta that's going on in Kingston this year.”
Anderson is also in the process of finding a football home for university.
“I've been talking to a few universities and I'm going to visit some like Minot State and Simon Fraser in the NCAA and I've been talking to other universities in Canada like the University of Alberta, Waterloo and the university of Ottawa. I think the next step will be talking to those coaches and hopefully getting a scholarship to go to one of those schools that fits me best as a person and athlete.”
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June 12th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 24
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