OTTAWA — Running back Ed Ilnicki, Canadian university football's outstanding player last season, signed a two-year deal with the Ottawa Redblacks on Tuesday.
The five-foot-10, 220-pound native of Spruce Grove, Alta., ran for 1,468 yards and 11 TDs last season for the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Hec Crighton Trophy winner set a single-season Canada West rushing record and led Canadian university football in rushing TDs and carries (196).
Ottawa selected Ilnicki in the seventh round of last year's CFL draft.
The Canadian Press