Former Oregon Ducks Safety John Boyett Signs with CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks


Former Oregon Ducks Safety John Boyett signed with the Ottawa Redblacks as a member of their practice squad last week. A former University of Oregon standout, Boyett is looking to get his career back on track as he eyes an NFL return one day. Though knee injuries ended his collegiate career, Boyett has been relentlessly pursuing opportunities to play at the highest level. With extra motivation to make the most of this opportunity, few have doubts that he will give quarterbacks trouble in the coming years.

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While he will initially be on the practice squad, he has the capability of working his way up into a potential CFL star at some point. Known for his hard hitting and physical coverage, he will a surely be an asset to the Redblacks. Boyett has added a significant amount of muscle since turning pro, something that will surely solidify him as a great tackler at the next level.

John Boyett drew interest from the BC Lions in May, but chose to look for other options, which landed him in Ottawa. He had short stints in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He’s been widely regarded as a safety with the potential to succeed in the NFL.

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