RedBlacks 3rd jersey 'perfect creation': Burris

QB Henry Burris shows off the third jersey and helmet being unveiled today by the Ottawa RedBlacks....

QB Henry Burris shows off the third jersey and helmet being unveiled today by the Ottawa RedBlacks. (Submitted image)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

When Henry Burris saw the Ottawa RedBlacks third jersey back in April, he was blown away.

That seems to be the reaction of anybody who’s seen the jersey, which will be unveiled and on sale today and worn for the first time, without the newly designed helmet, by the RedBlacks on Aug. 24 at TD Place against Calgary.

“When I walked into the closed-off area they had for each player to see his team’s uniform, I was truly shocked,” said Burris, the RedBlacks’ starting quarterback. “I thought it might be more of a blast from the past. It embraces what it’s all about here, both in Ottawa and on the Quebec side. It’s the bare necessities where this city grew from, that old woodsman mentality.

“It was the perfect creation ... the big logo on the front, put the numbers on the side, kind of an old-school throwback, then having the plaid on the sides from top down."


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