Slippery signing: Redblacks ink two-time All-American receiver Henry Litwin, one other

Photo courtesy: Slippery Rock Athletics

The Ottawa Redblacks have added a pair of players as training camp opens, signing American receiver Henry Litwin and American offensive lineman Uzoma Osuji.

A native of Linesville, Pennsylvania, Litwin spent six years at Slippery Rock University from 2016 until 2021 and became the school’s career record holder in receptions, yardage and touchdowns. Over the last three seasons, the six-foot-one, 195-pound pass-catcher led all players at the Division II level with 221 catches for 3,392 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Litwin was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy in 2021 as the top player in Division II and was named an AP All-American in 2019 and 2021. He was also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman”,  and was the only Division II member of the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete Class of 2021.

After going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, Litwin was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Bears. He was waived last Thursday to make room for veteran receivers Dante Pettis and Tajae Sharpe and will now begin his pro football career north of the border.

Osuji started his collegiate career at Rice University, spending four seasons with the Owls as an occasional starter at left tackle.

The six-foot-six, 292-pound blocker transferred to Boise State in 2020 and rose to prominence in the 2021 season, making eight starts at right tackle on his way to being named third-team All-Mountain West by ProFootallFocus.