VIDEO: Canadian NCAA players speaking out on social justice, player safety

Photo courtesy: Oregon Athletics

3DownNation’s John Hodge addresses four Canadian NCAA players who have spoken out in recent weeks regarding social justice and player safety.

Players covered include: Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (Sherwood Park, Alta.); Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga (Calgary, Alta.); Oregon defensive back Jevon Holland (Vancouver, B.C.); and Minnesota defensive back Benjamin St-Juste (Montreal, Que.).

All four Canadians have demonstrated leadership off the field while achieving success on it.

Hubbard was a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in 2019, while Holland could become a first-round NFL draft pick in 2021. Ogbongbemiga was named the Cowboys’ defensive MVP last season, and St-Juste earned a starting role with the Golden Gophers.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.