“Its about how bad you want it.” Brandin Dandridge tells his story through JZ Media

In February, just weeks after signing with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, former Ottawa Redblacks defensive back Brandin Dandridge sat down with Jordan Zlomislic of JZ Media to tell his story through his detailed point of view. From growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, to his early days playing baseball, through the adversity he foughtContinue reading ““Its about how bad you want it.” Brandin Dandridge tells his story through JZ Media”

“I want to show-out for Canada.” Toronto’s Shanya Murape commits to Kansas Wesleyan for Flag Football

There has been a lot of talk as of recently regarding the growth in talent for football in Canada. With multiple Canadians getting drafted into the NFL each and every year it is clear that football has gotten bigger in Canada, and the football has gotten better, but when we talk about football, for theContinue reading ““I want to show-out for Canada.” Toronto’s Shanya Murape commits to Kansas Wesleyan for Flag Football”

“Its time to lock in.” Ottawa football player Justin Rowe lands opportunity at Asheville School in North Carolina

Over the recent years, there has been a clear growth of talent in the city of Ottawa when it comes to the game of football. With Ottawa’s Very Own, Jesse Luketa getting drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2022 NFL Draft and Luiji Vilain signing with the Minnesota Vikings, joining Neville Gallimore, and EliContinue reading ““Its time to lock in.” Ottawa football player Justin Rowe lands opportunity at Asheville School in North Carolina”

Newly drafted Edmonton Elks’ running back J.P Cimankinda ready for new opportunity “I’m excited to get to work.”

On Tuesday night, Jean-Paul Cimankinda was drafted into the CFL by the Edmonton Elks, and with that draft pick, in the 7th round, Cimankinda not only joined his brother in the CFL who got drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders last year but a number of athletes from Ottawa as well. Jean-Paul grew up playing footballContinue reading “Newly drafted Edmonton Elks’ running back J.P Cimankinda ready for new opportunity “I’m excited to get to work.””

Ottawa’s Very Own: Jesse Luketa gets name called in 2022 NFL Draft

Since he was young, as a young boy growing up in Ottawa, Jesse Luketa always had dreams of playing in the NFL. He played football with the South Ottawa Mustangs, and Cumberland Panthers in club football as well as the St. Patrick’s Irish in High School while in Ottawa before he followed in the footstepsContinue reading “Ottawa’s Very Own: Jesse Luketa gets name called in 2022 NFL Draft”

“I feel the best I’ve ever felt.” CFL Draft prospect Jonathan Edouard trains with Ryan Clark’s DB Precision

This year’s CFL Draft seems to be filled with great Canadian talent. It is truly a testament to the growth in football across the country, and most importantly the growth of talent, coaching and interest in football in Canada. Two sets of brothers in both Tre and Tyrell Ford as well as Tyson and JalenContinue reading ““I feel the best I’ve ever felt.” CFL Draft prospect Jonathan Edouard trains with Ryan Clark’s DB Precision”

“This is where we are supposed to be.” Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain of Ottawa take next step to the NFL

Since they were in middle school they have been working hard to get to this point in their football careers and most importantly their lives. Now, Ottawa-raised football players Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain get the chance to hear their names called into the NFL this week. Many people ask both of them what itContinue reading ““This is where we are supposed to be.” Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain of Ottawa take next step to the NFL”

Eli Ankou, Neville Gallimore to represent the 613 in NFL Playoffs; is Ottawa becoming a football city?

NFL playoffs are here! On Saturday January 15th the 2022 Super Bowl playoffs will kickoff in Cincinnati with the Las Vegas Raiders taking on the Bengals. The 4:30 eastern game on Saturday will be one of six over the course of the weekend. We will watch the New England Patriots at the Buffalo Bills, PhiladelphiaContinue reading “Eli Ankou, Neville Gallimore to represent the 613 in NFL Playoffs; is Ottawa becoming a football city?”

2021 NCAA season nearing end; a look in at Canadians making plays south of the border

For most NCAA programs there are just one or two games remaining on their 2021 schedule. The majority of teams that were bound to play in bowl games for both December and January have already secured their spot in one, NFL eligible players have helped or hurt their draft stock over the last 11 weeksContinue reading “2021 NCAA season nearing end; a look in at Canadians making plays south of the border”

Episode 2 of “Talking Phresh” a JZ Media barber shop talk podcast out now featuring Redblacks’ DeVonte Dedmon

At TD Place on Saturday, the Ottawa Redblacks faced off against the Toronto Argonauts for their final home game of the 2021 CFL season. Unfortunately the Redblacks were not able to give their fans a win to cheer for, having lost 23-20 but what Redblacks fans did cheer about on Saturday was a 100 yard,Continue reading “Episode 2 of “Talking Phresh” a JZ Media barber shop talk podcast out now featuring Redblacks’ DeVonte Dedmon”