October 28, 2019

Get To Know: Royce Metchie

CALGARY, AB - MAY 23, 2019: Calgary Stampeder studio photo shoot. (Photo by Candice Ward/Calgary Stampeders)

It’s time to get to know the members of the 2019 Stampeders team!

Next up: Royce Metchie

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 215-lbs
Birthdate: 09/11/1996
Born: Nigeria
School: Guelph

When did you start playing football?

I started playing at the end of Grade 8. My eldest brother was in high school at the time and every day after elementary school I would bike to his school and watch the practice.  Eventually, when I reached Grade 8, my mom let me try it out.

What is your favourite thing about the game of football?

I really like the comradery, the family aspect of everything. I love the sport itself, it’s fun and I have a great time out there but the bonds you build with people is my favourite.

What is your favourite drill and why?

Probably the ball drill to be honest, I try and catch the ball as much as I can now.

Who has been you biggest football mentor?

I’ve had quite a few, when I first started I looked up to these two brothers from Brampton, Kalvin and Jadon Johnson.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a football field?

This year during one of Hamilton’s games, when they were trying to figure out a penalty Ja’Gared Davis just took his helmet off and laid down on the field.

If you could have been there for one event in history, what would it be?

The creation of Apple, get in and get rich.

If you could have lunch with any three people – dead or alive – who would you pick?

My grandma and my grandpa, those are the only two people to be honest.

If you won $10 million, what would be your first purchase?

I’d give half of it to my mom.