Ottawa Redblacks re-sign six players, including QB Dustin Crum

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The Ottawa Redblacks re-signed six players on Monday, including former Kent State University and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Dustin Crum.

Crum spent training camp with the Chiefs in 2022, though he was released shortly before its conclusion. He completed 10-of-15 pass attempts during the preseason for 56 yards while rushing six times for 25 yards. He was also sacked four times.

The 23-year-old signed with the Redblacks in September but did not see any game action.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound passer played five seasons at Kent State University where he was named the Mid-American Conference (MAC) MVP in 2021. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes with the Golden Flashes for 7,420 yards, 55 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also ran the ball 477 times for 2,071 yards for 24 touchdowns.

Crum attended the 2022 NFL Combine and recorded a 4.75-second forty-yard dash, 4.36-second shuttle, 10-foot broad jump, and 32.5-inch vertical jump. He went unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft but signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

The Redblacks also re-signed five Canadian players, offensive lineman Eric Starczala, defensive lineman Shaiheem Charles-Brown, linebacker Subomi Oyesoro, defensive back Daniel Valente Jr. and lone snapper Connor Ross.