Concordia Stinger all-Canadian receiver James Tyrrell has signed a free agent contract with the Ottawa Redblacks, the CFL team announced Tuesday afternoon.
Tyrrell, who is from Dorval, Que., wrapped up his fifth and final university campaign with 52 receptions for 779 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games. He led the RSEQ in receptions, yards and average yards per game with 97.4.
At the national level, the wide receiver finished second in receptions, trailing only Ben Kopczynski of the Alberta Golden Bears who had 53. Tyrrell was third in U Sports for total yards and yards per game.
The Finance major added to his impressive season with nine receptions for 124 yards in the RSEQ semifinals versus the Laval Rouge et Or.
Tyrrell joins a long list of accomplished Stinger receivers who went on to play in the CFL including:
Kris Bastien, drafted by Saskatchewan in 2014
Liam Mahoney, Winnipeg 2011
Cory Watson, Winnipeg 2010
Sylvain Girard, Montreal 1999
Denis Montana, Montreal 1996
The last Concordia receiver to join an Ottawa team in the CFL was slotback André Bolduc who signed a free agent contract with the Rough Riders in 1996.