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Monday, December 18, 2017

REDBLACKS NAME WINSTON OCTOBER AS RECEIVERS COACH

OTTAWA - The Ottawa REDBLACKS have hired Winston October as the team’s new receivers coach, the club announced on Monday.

October, who as a player suited up for the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos and also spent time with the Washington Redskins, comes to Ottawa after coaching the receivers at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

“Winston is an experienced player and coach and we’re happy he chose to join the REDBLACKS,” said REDBLACKS Head Coach Rick Campbell. "We're excited to add a coach of Winston's calibre and I know the entire coaching staff is looking forward to working with him."

October signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 1999 after a collegiate career with the University of Richmond. He joined the Eskimos in 2001 and played with the club until 2004, winning a Grey Cup in 2003.

Following his playing career, October coached the secondary at the Virginia Military Institute before spending five years as receivers coach there. He moved to the College of William and Mary in 2014.

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