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Harris reflects on parenthood as he prepares for Baby #2

June 23, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
A week after chatting about the joys and challenges of being a dad to two-year-old Malani, REDBLACKS receiver R.J. Harris took to Instagram on Father’s Day to share some news. “Happy Father’s ...

Timothy Flanders Wants You To Listen

June 16, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Timothy Flanders is supposed to be in Ottawa right now, preparing to face the visiting Toronto Argonauts on Friday night in his first game as a REDBLACK. Instead, the 28-year-old running back is ...

Fernandez Ready to Build Off Strong Opening Campaign with REDBLACKS

May 28, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
There have been times over the last few years when Jerod Fernandez could have decided to leave football behind after facing adversity. But that’s not in his nature. “I never thought about ...

Ward Continues to Break Expectations, Records for REDBLACKS

May 12, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
When Lewis Ward looks back on his journey to this point, he believes that joining the Ottawa REDBLACKS was meant to be. “I reflect on my university career more than anything and just working to ...

REDBLACKS Junior Reporter: My first year covering the team

May 6, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
By: Jordan Zlomislic In 2014, a new family was born. Since then, the moment the Ottawa REDBLACKS came into existence, players and fans came together to build what has become known as RNation. For ...

Avery Ellis: Shaped by Temple

April 20, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
This week on REDBLACKS Unfiltered we are joined by Avery Ellis and we discuss how he became a REDBLACK. Avery first got into football playing a Montclair High School, one of New Jersey’s ...

RNation Rewind: Connor Williams

April 19, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Over the last several weeks we’ve been reaching out to #REDBLACKS players past and present to break down plays from our 2016 Grey Cup win. Up first, Connor Williams breaks down the infamous ...

Harris primed for leadership role

April 6, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
R.J. Harris is no stranger to the sometimes sudden changes that come with being a professional football player. At the beginning of his CFL career, he was on three different teams in the span of ...

Baltimore Thankful for the Opportunity to Play Football

March 26, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
At 12 years old, Sherrod Baltimore was robbed at gunpoint. There’s a chance that his life could have ended on that day. “I reflect on it. Not to always think about it like every day, I’m ...

Antoine Pruneau: The Player

March 2, 2020 | Chris Hofley
Antoine Pruneau has been a huge piece of the Ottawa REDBLACKS since Day 1, both off and on the field. This month, we’ll look at what his presence has meant to the team and the city in this ...

REDBLACKS Unfiltered Episode 1 – Nick Arbuckle: From lineman to CFL starting QB

February 13, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
On the first official episode of REDBLACKS Unfiltered Jacob Kelly sits down with REDBLACKS quarterback, Nick Arbuckle to learn how he went from being an offensive lineman when he first strapped ...

Paul LaPolice Brings Fast, Physical and Fun to RNation

December 13, 2019 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
What a whirlwind it’s been for the former Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Offensive Coordinator.  Less than 3-weeks after the Bombers won the Grey Cup, Paul LaPolice flew to Ottawa to interview for the ...

Morris: Revenge not on Jennings’ mind vs. Lions

September 18, 2019 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
By: Jim Morris (@jememorris) | CFL  It was losing that bothered Jonathon Jennings the most, not who the Ottawa REDBLACKS lost against. Jennings was frustrated that Ottawa’s lopsided 29-5 defeat ...

The Wood Cookie File: 2019 Recipients

July 15, 2019 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
It’s the REDBLACKS’ symbol of excellence … a slice of the team’s touchdown log ripped by chainsaw after every home touchdown.  They’re called “wood cookies” and they represent hard work, ...

Playing former team isn’t the focus for Chris Randle

July 5, 2019 | Jim Morris
Chris Randle doesn’t want the game against the Bombers to be about him getting revenge on the team that cut him loose this off-season. CFL.ca’s Jim Morris explains.

Hold up a sec: Spencer slows down in order to get better

November 24, 2018 | Don Landry
As Diontae Spencer has spent more time in the CFL, the REDBLACKS’ receiver has come to ease up on the throttle in order to become a better receiver.

Word Association: Behind Ottawa’s Streamlined Play-Calling

November 23, 2018 | Don Landry
When you talk football with Jaime Elizondo, the offensive coordinator for the Ottawa REDBLACKS, things like tempo, and code words come up. Learning by association. So does the word “mnemonics,” ...

Ward named CFL’s top rookie, special teams player

November 22, 2018 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Lewis Ward was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and Most Outstanding Rookie at the Shaw CFL Awards on Thursday night at the Winspear Centre.

Hockey talk with the playmakers

October 13, 2018 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
How much do you think Greg, Spence, and Willy P know about hockey?

After playing career, Hopkins has shifted impact to schools

August 8, 2018 | CFL.ca Staff
Moton Hopkins knows what it’s like to sit in a classroom, a little too big for your desk, and hear taunts about your size.
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