Joe Eppele

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Joe Eppele
No. 59     Ottawa Redblacks
Date of birth: (1987-08-12) August 12, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Squamish, British Columbia
Career information
Status: active
CFL status: National
Position(s): OL
Height: 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
College: Washington State
High school: Vancouver College
CFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Drafted by: Toronto Argonauts
Expansion Draft: 2013 / Round: 2
Drafted by: Ottawa Redblacks
As player:
Toronto Argonauts
Ottawa Redlacks
Career stats
Playing stats at

Joseph Eppele[1] (born August 12, 1987) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted second overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2010 CFL Draft, being the first offensive lineman taken while being ranked fifth overall by the CFL's Amateur Scouting Bureau. He played college football for the Washington State Cougars.

College career[edit]

Washington State University[edit]

Eppele attended Washington State University where he played college football for the Washington State Cougars from 2006-2009.

Professional career[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

After a strong outing at the CFL Evaluation Camp, Eppele moved up six spots to become the fifth ranked player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau rankings for players eligible in the 2010 CFL Draft.[2] On the day prior to the draft, the Toronto Argonauts traded the number one overall draft pick to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, along with the eighth overall pick, for punter Jamie Boreham and the second and fourth overall picks in the 2010 draft.[3] Rather than drafting one outstanding and high ranked player, the Argonauts elected to trade in order to be able to draft two very highly ranked players; Joe Eppele with the second overall pick and Cory Greenwood with the third overall pick (acquired from BC).[4]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On May 18, 2010, it was announced that Eppele had signed a contract through the 2012 CFL season with the Toronto Argonauts.[5] On December 31, 2012, Eppele signed a contract extension with the Argonauts through the 2014 CFL season.[6]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Eppele was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft.


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