Frankie Benvenuti

REDBLACKS’ confidence grows after conquering Argos’ ship in Guelph

June 2, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The Ottawa REDBLACKS hit the field in Guelph on Thursday night in their final tune-up of the preseason, facing the nearly full-strength Toronto Argonauts. The fans in Alumni Stadium were treated ...

Suddenly a vet, REDBLACKS’ Kene Onyeka poised for breakout 2023

May 30, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Kene Onyeka came into the CFL a baby-faced rookie in 2019, after the Ottawa REDBLACKS selected him with the 29th overall pick in the 2018 CFL Draft. Suddenly, he’s on the cusp of turning 27, and ...

REDBLACKS strengthen intel with last-second preseason defeat by Alouettes

May 28, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The stage was a little bit bigger as the Ottawa REDBLACKS kicked off their preseason schedule on Friday night, but the goal remained the same as the rest of training camp: build each day, ...

REDBLACKS’ sam linebacker competition burns red hot

May 21, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Training camp is the time to pinpoint your best roster. Many times, you know what position groups will be up for grabs, but other battles can appear, seemingly out of thin air. When the Ottawa ...

Second training camp bringing the best out of rookie REDBLACKS

May 15, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
In 2022, both Daniel Valente Jr. and Siaosi Mariner showed up at Ottawa REDBLACKS rookie camp as unproven kids, just looking to make their mark on the coaching staff. To a certain extent, both ...

Family helped lead REDBLACKS’ Bull through adversity

May 12, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
When Fresno State took on San Diego State on October 29th, Dontae Bull’s final season as a Bulldog was flipped on its head, as he left the game with a broken leg, and missed the final two months ...

Stress, anxiety, happiness, and celebration: REDBLACKS reflect on their CFL Draft experience

May 2, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
The CFL Draft is a time of excitement. Nine franchises have a renewed sense of optimism, expecting to win a Grey Cup in November, and for the 72 players about to be taken, they sit with ...

REDBLACKS taking final steps in CFL Draft preparation

May 1, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The clock is ticking. When the CFL Draft gets underway on Tuesday night, the Ottawa REDBLACKS will find themselves on the clock, currently set to make the first-overall selection. It has been a ...

Top 10 draft picks in Ottawa REDBLACKS history

May 1, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The CFL Draft is fast approaching, and the Ottawa REDBLACKS hold the first overall pick. In the past, they have built franchise greats from their selections and found players who brought them to ...

REDBLACKS’ Offensive Quality Control Coach Nadia Doucoure dreaming big

April 27, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Progress: for REDBLACKS’ Offensive Quality Control Coach Nadia Doucoure, it means a couple of different things. On the one hand, the progress is personal. A native of France, she earned her ...