“It went way better than expected.” first ever Sherrod Baltimore Family and Friends day was a success

On Sunday May 8th, Ottawa REDBLACKS fan favourite defensive back opened up the doors of TD Place to the city of Ottawa for his first ever Sherrod Baltimore Family and Friends Day. It was a free football camp for kids 6 to 18 years old, and it was an all around great day for anybodyContinue reading ““It went way better than expected.” first ever Sherrod Baltimore Family and Friends day was a success”

“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 is a football city. Four from the capital latch onto NFL opportunities

On Saturday, April 30th, Ottawa’s Very Own: Jesse Luketa became the fourth football player from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to get drafted by an NFL team. Selected with the 256th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, Luketa was joined by other Ottawa football players who were signed following the draft to NFLContinue reading “Ottawa is a football city. Four from the capital latch onto NFL opportunities”

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”

“It means the world to me.” Redblacks’ RJ Harris on helping the next generation of athletes

In 2015 R.J Harris became a professional athlete. The 6-foot, 195 pound Maryland raised receiver had a tremendous collegiate career at University of New Hampshire, racking up over 5,000 all purpose yards and 40 touchdowns in 49 games played, including 1,551 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns as a senior in 2014 which gathered aContinue reading ““It means the world to me.” Redblacks’ RJ Harris on helping the next generation of athletes”

“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 Redblacks fan favourite defensive back Sherrod Baltimore announces first ever “Sherrod Baltimore Family & Friends Day”

On May 8th Sherrod Baltimore will have his first ever “Sherrod Baltimore Family and Friends Day” at TD Place in Ottawa. After spending the past 5 years in Ottawa, playing with the CFL’s Redblacks since 2017 Baltimore has established a big name for himself in the city, and around the the entire country of CanadaContinue reading “Ottawa Redblacks fan favourite defensive back Sherrod Baltimore announces first ever “Sherrod Baltimore Family & Friends Day””

Ottawa Redblacks add two American defensive backs to secondary

After going 3-15 in 2019 and 3-11 in 2021, the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks have used the past few months to re-build the roster and improve for the upcoming 2022 CFL season. Beginning with the hiring of general manager Shawn Burke, and signings of key players Jeremiah Masoli, Kwaku Boateng, Darvin Adams, William Powell, Ucambre WilliamsContinue reading “Ottawa Redblacks add two American defensive backs to secondary”