Redblacks re-sign veteran quarterback Dominique Davis

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed Dominique Davis to a one-year contract extension for the 2021 season, per sources.

The 31-year-old has spent his last two seasons in the nation’s capital after three years in Winnipeg.

Through five seasons in the CFL, Davis has completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,966 yards with eight touchdowns against 15 interceptions. Davis has rushed 87 times for 254 yards and 12 majors.

After originally attending Boston College, where he was a teammate of quarterback Matt Ryan, Davis transferred to Fort Scott Community College. He led the Greyhounds to the school’s first Jayhawk Conference championship since 1974.

Davis played two NCAA seasons at East Carolina University. He had a 65.9 percent completion rate for 7,192 yards, and 62 touchdowns versus 35 interceptions while rushing for 14 more touchdowns.

That led to the Atlanta Falcons signing Davis following the 2012 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agents. Davis spent two seasons with Atlanta and part of the 2014 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts. He earned over $900,000 while playing in the NFL.

Head coach Paul LaPolice is familiar with Davis from their time together in the Manitoba capital.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.