He may be a rookie but you wouldn’t know it by seeing his play on the field.
First- year CFLer Titus Wall has made an early impact on the Stamps defence from multiple positions on the field.
The Missouri State product has an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown to go along with 15 tackles in his first three pro outings. That’s pretty good for someone who had never played Canadian football until May.
Wall talked about his ability to quickly adjust to the three-down game.
“Being a sponge, soaking up all the knowledge about the game,” he explained. “Whatever advice I get from the players, the coaches – just coaching points – I just applied it to my game,”
It takes some defensive players a whole career to score their first touchdown, it took Titus less than two games. He was so excited to score he forgot the celebration he had planned.
“It felt great,” he said. “That was my first touchdown since like middle school so it felt great. I had a celebration in my head but once I scored I just went blank. I didn’t do no celebration so hopefully I can get in the endzone a couple more times this year and really have fun.”
Walls says being a playmaker comes to him because of his work ethic.
“I always want to consider myself a playmaker but I really pride myself on effort,” he said. “I like to go all-out effort on every single play and when you have all-out effort, the plays will come, the plays will take care of itself.”
It’s been a trying time for the defensive group already this season with many young players having to step into starting roles due to injury. Wall is happy with how they have played despite the challenges early but knows there is still lots of room to improve.
“We’ve played well but we can be a lot better for sure,” he said. “There’s a lot more things that we can learn and apply to the field. There’s a lot more experience to gain. But as of right now we’ve been on the right track but there’s a lot more we can do.”
The injuries continued to pile up heading into the game against the Elks Saturday with star cornerback Tre Roberson out with a shoulder injury but that didn’t stop the defence from another good performance in a 30-23 win as the Stamps improved to 3-0.