Redblack Origins

Every year, CFL GMs and scouts scour North America for hidden talent and guys who they believe will make an impact on their roster, in hopes those players might wind up contributing to a team pursuing a Grey Cup championship. With that in mind, let’s take a look at this interactive map that breaks down where every player on the Redblacks’ roster was born.

About the map:

Players are organized by positional group specific dots and clicking on a player’s dot will pull up info like number, status, college and date of birth. You can also change the background of the map by clicking the base map button in the upper left corner.

General observations:

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– In Canada, Ontario boasts the most current Redblacks, with 12. Quebec comes in second with 8

– In the US, the state with the most Redblacks is California, with 10. Florida sits a close second with 6

– 31 out of 78 players are Canadian (the final roster must feature at least 21)

– No city has produced more Redblacks than Ottawa, with DL/LB Justin Phillips, DL Connor Williams, OL Nolan MacMillan and this year’s 1st round pick OL Alex Mateas all Ottawa natives.

– Interesting to note that 3 players were born outside of North America: RB Chevon Walker, DB Hugo Lopez and DB Abdul Kanneh

So once again, I highly encourage you to take some time to play around with this fantastic map, put together by Giuseppe Filoso ([email protected]).

@RedBlackGade

Santino Filoso

Santino Filoso

Born and raised in the 613, Santino has written about the Redblacks since 2013. He is the only CFL writer currently living in Brazil (as far as we know.)
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Born and raised in the 613, Santino has written about the Redblacks since 2013. He is the only CFL writer currently living in Brazil (as far as we know.)

6 Comments on Redblack Origins

  1. Who really cares where these players were born?

    • Apparently not you, but thanks for checking it out anyways 😉

      • After further thought, I have to take back my early comment as one needs to consider the “Hometown Discount” with free agents who want to play close to home. So it does matter where players are from and even some US players from the west might prefer to play in the Canadian west, and easterners in the east.

  2. LOL

  3. Interesting that with the fairly low salaries the management is picking up guys from the Ottawa and surrounding area, seems like a smart idea to me.

    On another but similar note I noticed a lot of Boise State players on the roster. There must be a connection there that I do not know about.

  4. Wonderful Monds // May 27, 2015 at 5:48 am //

    Great data visualization, good topic, love your articles keep up the great work.

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