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.
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.