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”

Ottawa’s Katley Joseph takes next steps to become a professional football player

On April 4th, Ottawa born and raised defensive back Katley Joseph made a trip down to Maine University for the first time since he had torn his meniscus in August of 2021. The purpose of the trip was to showcase his talents to professional teams from the NFL, CFL, XFL and USFL at the MaineContinue reading “Ottawa’s Katley Joseph takes next steps to become a professional football player”

Ottawa to the pros; a look in at some of Ottawa’s top football players going to the pros this year

Every year it seems as if the number of Ottawa football players going to the next level just continues to grow. The football community in Ottawa is in uncharted waters right now. They have never been in the position that they are in right now. In fact, they haven’t even really been close to thisContinue reading “Ottawa to the pros; a look in at some of Ottawa’s top football players going to the pros this year”

“I know what I’m capable of” Katley Joseph is confident heading into next level despite uncommon journey

When you look at this year’s CFL Draft class some names that pop out to the average fan would include Western defensive end Deionte Knight, Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford, Calgary Dino receiver brothers Jalen and Tyson Philpot, Coastal Carolina defensive back Enock Makonzo, Queens defensive end Anthony Federico and former Syracuse linebacker Tyrell Richards. SureContinue reading ““I know what I’m capable of” Katley Joseph is confident heading into next level despite uncommon journey”

CFL Free Agency slows down, what is next for the Ottawa REDBLACKS?

Around this time last month, it was almost as if the Ottawa REDBLACKS were making a signing every hour. On February 8th, when CFL Free Agency officially opened, the REDBLACKS signed a total of 17 free agents. They pretty well rebuilt their entire roster within a week, while still somehow keeping a very similar identityContinue reading “CFL Free Agency slows down, what is next for the Ottawa REDBLACKS?”

Ottawa’s Very Own Jesse Luketa of Penn State takes next step to the NFL, “Nothing is ever too far unattainable.”

Over the course of his career at Penn State, Ottawa-raised linebacker Jesse Luketa has always been turning heads. His 61 tackles, sack and pick six as a senior in 2021 added to his totals of 151 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery, 6 pass deflections and a pick six. The numbers alone say a lotContinue reading “Ottawa’s Very Own Jesse Luketa of Penn State takes next step to the NFL, “Nothing is ever too far unattainable.””

J.P Cimankinda, Khadeem Pierre among Ottawa football players invited to CFL combines

Over the years we have seen a large growth of football talent in the nation’s capital. There has simply been a lot more football players make it out of Ottawa recently, than ever before. A couple of names coming out of Ottawa and making it into the pros in football this year that can backContinue reading “J.P Cimankinda, Khadeem Pierre among Ottawa football players invited to CFL combines”