DB Johnston training for the future

Windsor standout putting in the work required for a successful future

Essex Ravens defensive standout Tylar Johnston knows what it takes on and off the field

Tylar Johnston

Defensive Back (Safety), Slotback

6’0, 175 lbs

Essex Ravens (OVFL)
Holy Names High School (high school: WECSSAA)


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Windsor area athlete Tylar Johnston first picked up the game of football when he was just ten years old and has since fallen in love with the game, not to mention becoming a defensive standout.

First within the Windsor Minor Football League, Johnston would soon move up and play for the travelling Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL). Currently is grade ten, he also plays for his Holy Names High School team where he has received numerous awards including the 2014 MVP and the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year.

With graduation still a few years away for Tylar Johnston, he is currently focusing more on his on field training and working on his body than he is on finding a post-secondary school. Though he is very excited about the upcoming process.

“I look forward to seeing what my options are in the future,” said Johnston.

Standing at six feet tall and 175 pounds, the extremely versatile Johnston can play a myriad of defensive positions including safety, halfback and cornerback.

While he may not be graduating until 2018, Johnson already has plans for his future and is the kind of person to make sure those plans become a reality. In the winter months Tylar travels to Michigan to play in a highly competitive league and play 7-on-7 at BTG Football, where Johnston was able to work with names like Dan Lumley, Chris Rwabukamba and Michael Carter.

“They are the best of the best and I owe them a lot of praise for my development.”

Even while maintaining excellent academic standing and playing football year round, Johnston makes sure to work out five days a week at Kings Performance Systems with his strength and conditioning coach Jake Francais.

It is his Essex Ravens football coaches Austin Kennedy and Josh Burns who have helped Johnston hone the abilities he develops while training into results on the field. He is currently working towards the next Ravens season and become win the 2016 OVFL Championship.

Tylar’s says it is his parents who have instilled in him his hard working and forward thinking personality.

“My most influential people in my life are my parents,” he explained. “One thing they’ve taught me is anything worthwhile is not easy.”

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