Acquired: On Feb. 11, 2014, obtained in a trade with Calgary along with a third-round pick of the Stampeders in the 2014 CFL Draft for Ottawa’s third-round selection in the 2014 draft and Ottawa’s third-round selection in 2015.
Last season: Had three tackles and one special team’s tackles in total during first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending broken left fibula after being caught in a kickoff return pile-up on July 26 at Hamilton’s Ron Joyce Stadium.
Career Highlights: Selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2007 CFL Draft … Member of the 2008 Calgary Grey Cup champion team where he was a teammate of Henry Burris … Dressed in all games of the 2008 season … Made first regular-season tackle on Oct. 14, 2007 against Winnipeg’s Charles Roberts … Recorded a career-high 31 tackles in 2011.
College: Spent three seasons with Wilfrid Laurier (2004-2006) and helped the Golden Hawks win the 2005 Vanier Cup … Selected a 2006 OUA first-team all-star and CIS second-team all-Canadian.
Did You Know?: Grew up in the Ottawa suburb of Stittsville … Attended Sacred Heart High School … Member of the Bell Warriors and Myers Riders Sr. OVFL … Had 11 interceptions in eight games as a bantam with Bell … Will go down in history as the first player acquired by trade in REDBLACKS franchise history …Lists Michael Jordan as his favourite non-football athlete of all time … Favourite CFL city is Montreal for the smoked meat and the fact it hosted the Grey Cup in 2008 when he won it with the Stampeders … Dinner guests: Uncle Stevie, Uncle Scott, Grandpa Phillips, my dog Boz and George Jones (“That would be a party!”) … Favourite football memories are winning the Vanier Cup (2005) and Grey Cup (2008) … Funniest TV show of all time: Kenny vs. Spenny … Baseball batting intro music : Shawn Michaels (wrestling) intro song.