Frankie Benvenuti

VODKOW built for this: REDBLACKS’ Williams equal to the opportunity

November 23, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
When opportunity has knocked on Ottawa REDBLACKS’ running back Devonte Williams’ door, he has been there to answer. Throughout his career, Williams has always been seeking chance, perhaps most ...

VODKOW Built for This: fourth-stringer – the Dustin Crum story

November 7, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Saturday, July 8th – the season thus far for the Ottawa REDBLACKS has been tumultuous. A pair of losses to start the season prompted a quarterback change, and in his first start of 2023, ...

REDBLACKS’ Anthony Gosselin is not your average goose

October 25, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Anyone who has the misfortune of getting a little too close to a Canada goose knows just how vicious those little birds can be. In much the same vein, Ottawa REDBLACKS’ fullback Anthony Gosselin ...

All fo(u)r one: REDBLACKS’ Carter credits teammates for personal success

October 12, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Currently sitting second in the CFL’s sack race with 12, Bryce Carter has grasped his opportunity to become a fixture on the Ottawa REDBLACKS’ defence with both hands. Thus far, it hasn’t ...

Vodkow Built for This: Tyron Vrede

October 5, 2023 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Dutch-born linebacker Tyron Vrede was dealt an unenviable hand this season, spending the vast majority of the time on the injured list, suffering a pretty gnarly upper-body ailment. In many ...

REDBLACKS’ fan-favourite Sherrod Baltimore making Ottawa a better place

October 4, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The reputation Sherrod Baltimore has built in his six years with the Ottawa REDBLACKS is special. The city quickly fell in love with the football player, when, in his rookie season, Baltimore won ...

REDBLACKS take opportunity to teach and learn at Ben Maracle’s football camp for Indigenous children

September 30, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
With the Ottawa REDBLACKS set to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, it has been the opportune time for players and staff to take time out of their busy schedules to give ...

A logo for everyone: behind Mike Ivall’s Indigenous REDBLACKS logo

September 27, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
On Saturday afternoon, the Ottawa REDBLACKS are recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, including a logo by Mike Ivall. Ivall lived the first handful of years of his life with ...

REDBLACKS fight on, earn win over Roughriders

September 25, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
Go ahead and exhale, RNation. The Ottawa REDBLACKS pushed their record against West Division opposition to 4-4, handling the Saskatchewan Roughriders 36-28 on Friday night. Like any good ...

Sawing REDBLACKS’ wood cookies a labour of love for Erik Leicht and Jimmy Fata

September 21, 2023 | Frankie Benvenuti
The Ottawa REDBLACKS have celebrated each home touchdown with a wood cookie since the franchise’s inception in 2014, and it has become synonymous with the team in that time. For the past three ...