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Ottawa Redblacks Legend Brad Sinopoli Retires At 33

Two-time Grey Cup champion, 2015 Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award, and Ottawa Redblack fan favorite Brad Sinopoli has retired after 9 years in the CFL.

Initially drafted by the Calgary Stampeders, he had an underwhelming start to his career with only 49 receptions for 550 yards, averaging 11 yards a catch and scoring two touchdowns. This was across 49 games. He was a part of the 2014 Stampeders that won the Grey Cup.

In 2015 he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks where he immediately had an impact, going four straight seasons with 1000+ receiving yards. In 2016 he helped the Redblacks reach, and ultimately win, the Grey Cup. In that game he had a receiving touchdown and received the Dick Suderman Trophy as the game’s Most Valuable Canadian for his performance. 

He was named a CFL All-Star in 2018 and East All-Star in 2015, 2017, and 2018 during his time in Ottawa. In 2016 his alma mater inducted him into Ottawa Gee-Gees hall of fame.

RNation, my time in the field has come to an end.

It was an incredible journey, but after thinking a lot and listening to my body, I made the difficult decision to retire from football. It was not an easy decision to say goodbye to so much of my life, but the time away from football last year, time spent with my family, made me realize that it was the good time to say goodbye.

So many people have helped bring me to this point in my career, where I can retire as a healthy, proud and grateful CFL player. I wish I could thank you all – and I will – but there are many of you and it will take a little time.

I’ll be forever grateful to the Calgary Stampeders for giving me the opportunity to be a quarterback and wide receiver, and more than grateful to the Ottawa REDBLACKS for giving me the chance to be the player I love. never thought I could become. The REDBLACKS organization, coaches, fans and players have left me with unforgettable memories that I will cherish forever.

I love the city of Ottawa and I will always be a RED and BLACK.

Thanks, RNation

❤️ # 88

Brad Sinopoli’s official statement

After 9 seasons he will be ending his career with 5741 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns in 139 games. He will surely go down as one of the best athletes to suit up for Ottawa.

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