RedBlacks' John Delahunt thrilled to play for hometown

Ottawa native and RedBlacks fullback John Delahunt practises at TD Place Wednesday. (Chris...

Ottawa native and RedBlacks fullback John Delahunt practises at TD Place Wednesday. (Chris Hofley/QMI Agency)

Chris Hofley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:31 PM ET

OTTAWA -

John Delahunt's career to date has been all about proving himself.

The Ottawa native and RedBlacks fullback didn't have a lineup of powerhouse colleges fighting for him out of high school and he was passed over in the CFL draft as he fought to make it as a pro.

That the former Kanata Knight and Ottawa Sooner was able to return to his home town as part of the group bringing CFL football back to the capital is something that appears to still be sinking in for the 27-year-old University of Connecticut graduate.


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