Ottawa Redblacks’ Brandin Dandridge works out with NFL draft pick Isaiah Simmons, NFL and CFL players over the off-season

Featured image of Dandridge vs Toronto @ BMO Field taken by Jason Egbuna

In this 2020 CFL off-season, players haven’t always been able to access a gym to workout in due to the coronavirus pandemic but Redblacks’ defensive back Brandin Dandridge has been able to keep his grind going in this extended off-season.

“Its a grind.” Dandridge says, “Its everyday, we go at it everyday. The guys I workout with are talented and we keep that competitive atmosphere so we can all get better.” Dandridge, who’s come a long way since his college career at Missouri Western State is among a list of other pro athletes working out at a facility close by to his alma mater.

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Dandridge at Missouri Western State, picture taken by Lance Lawton

My trainer, who I’ve been working with since I was just a kid has a lot of guys coming in and out and right now we’ve got Josh Caldwell (RB for WPG), Montell Cozart (QB for CGY), and my best friend Kendall Blanton who plays tight end for the Rams works out with us too.” Also, when Dandridge was working out last week, Isaiah Simmons the 8th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft came by for a workout, “We all have a brotherhood there and when guys like Isaiah come there its cool to see that because then we have a little competition to us.”

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Coming into his sophomore campaign in the CFL, with both Jonathan Rose and Chris Randle not being signed by the Redblacks, 23 year old Brandin Dandridge has a chance to start a corner, “I’m training hard. Working hard everyday and when my time comes I’m going to play hard and earn my spot.”

In the 2019 CFL season, Dandridge played in four games, where he tallied 12 tackles, 6 in one game against Toronto in week 20. CFL fans. Redblacks fans. Be on the lookout for Brandin Dandridge in 2020, and the future years of his young career.

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