Brad Sinopoli

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Brad Sinopoli
No. 88     Ottawa Redblacks
Brad Sinopoli with the University of Ottawa.jpg
Brad Sinopoli with the University of Ottawa, 2010
Date of birth (1988-04-14) April 14, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Peterborough, Ontario
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
University Ottawa
High school Crestwood
CFL draft 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
20112014 Calgary Stampeders
2015–present Ottawa Redblacks
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star 2015
Awards 2010 CIS Hec Crighton Trophy
Career stats

Bradley Sinopoli (born April 14, 1988) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was originally a quarterback with the Calgary Stampeders before being converted to wide receiver in 2013.[1] He played CIS football for the Ottawa Gee-Gees. In 2010, Sinopoli became the fourth Gee-Gee player to win the Hec Crighton Trophy after passing for a school record and CIS leading 2,756 passing yards and 22 touchdowns in eight games.[2] Because of his strong season, he was one of only two quarterbacks invited to the CFL Evaluation Camp for players eligible in the 2011 CFL Draft.[3]

Early life[edit]

Sinopoli played high school football at Crestwood Secondary School for the Mustangs in his hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. He was also a former AAA hockey player for the Peterborough Minor Petes of the OMHA's Eastern AAA League. Annually, Sinopoli plays at St. Joseph's High School, Ottawa, for a charity basketball game featuring the Ottawa Gee Gee's football team versus the St. Joseph basketball team to raise money for the St. Joseph team.

University career[edit]

Regular season statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing
Comp.-Att.
Yards Avg. TD Int. Long Rating
2007 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 16–30 243 8.1 1 1 36 77.5
2008 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 22–40 355 8.9 4 1 40 107.8
2009 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 176–303 2426 8.0 12 7 71 87.4
2010 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 184–301 2756 9.2 22 13 106 97.5

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Playoff statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing
Att.-Comp.
Yards Avg. TD Int. Long Rating
2009 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 30–54 342 11.4 1 1 22 73.2
2010 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 40–71 656 16.4 4 2 53 94.6

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Professional career[edit]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Sinopoli was drafted 29th overall in the fourth round of the 2011 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. He was later signed to a contract with the Stampeders on May 20, 2011.[6] He dressed in all 18 regular season games for the 2011 season as the third string quarterback as well as dressing in the West Semi-Final. Sinopoli served as the team's holder for placekicks in all of their games as well. Prior to the start of the 2012 regular season, Sinopoli was released by the Stampeders.[7] Following an injury to Calgary's starting quarterback Drew Tate, Sinopoli was re-signed by the Stampeders on July 9, 2012.[8] Thereafter, Sinopoli dressed for ten games as the third-string quarterback before Tate went back on the active roster. Following another injury to Tate, Sinopoli dressed in the West Final and 100th Grey Cup. Due to the entrenched quarterbacks on the depth chart, Sinopoli was moved to wide receiver for the 2013 CFL season, with his first career reception coming against the Montreal Alouettes.[9] Sinopoli recorded his first[10] CFL touchdown on a 26-yard run in a 10–7 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 18, 2014.[11]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On February 10, 2015, he signed a free agent contract with the Ottawa Redblacks.[12] Sinopoli had a break-out season with the Ottawa RedBlacks; playing in all 18 regular season games he was essentially tied with Earnest Jackson as the #3 WR on the roster. Brad Sinopoli finished the regular season with 86 receptions, for 1,035 yards with 3 touchdowns. His successful season was rewarded when he was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian.[13] In 2016, Sinopoli surpassed his 2015 performance by finishing the regular season with 90 receptions, for 1036 with 4 touchdowns (all career highs). He would also go on to win the Dick Suderman Trophy as the Most Valuable Canadian player at the 104th Grey Cup after compiling 6 receptions for 94 yards and 1 touchdown in the Redblacks' upset victory over the Calgary Stampeders.

Career Statistics[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2011 CGY 18 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 CGY 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2013 CGY 14 34 417 12.3 42 0 1 1 28 28 28 0
2014 CGY 7 15 133 8.9 27 2 - - - - - -
2015 OTT 18 86 1035 12.0 41 3 3 6 53 8.8 16 1
2016 OTT 17 90 1036 11.5 65 4 2 8 109 13.6 31 1
CFL totals 89 230 2685 11.4 65 9 9 15 190 12.7 31 2

Rushing[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2011 CGY 18 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 CGY 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2013 CGY 14 2 13 6.5 10 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2014 CGY 7 1 26 26 26 1 - - - - - -
2015 OTT 18 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
2016 OTT 18 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 1 -8 0.0 -8 0
CFL totals 89 4 36 9.0 26 1 9 1 -8 -8.0 -8 0

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Awards and honour[edit]

In 2016, the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame recognized Brad Sinopoli as the 2015 Syl Apps Athlete of the Year Award recipient. The award celebrates the contributions of top athletes in Ontario, and is awarded to the athlete who has made an outstanding and memorable contribution to Ontario sports during the previous calendar year. The online public vote to determine the award recipient concluded on March 31st, 2016 with Sinopoli edging out other top professional competitors such as Andre De Grasse, Brooke Henderson and Andrew Wiggins to win. He received nearly 30% of total votes cast.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brad Sinopoli". stampeders.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Gees+Brad+Sinopoli+wins+Crighton+Trophy/3885509/story.html[permanent dead link] Sinopoli wins Crighton
  3. ^ http://www.mykawartha.com/sports/article/960918--sinopoli-off-to-cfl-evaluation-camp Sinopoli off to CFL Evaluation Camp
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-06-12.  2010 GeeGees Media Guide
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-06-12.  2010 GeeGees Media Guide
  6. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/stamps-sign-picks-sinopoli-turner-and-parker Stamps sign picks Sinopoli, Turner and Parker
  7. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=399097 Released by Stampeders
  8. ^ Canadian QB Sinopoli back with Stampeders
  9. ^ Glenn steps in and steps up to lead Stamps over Als
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141007104124/http://www.stampeders.com/roster/show/id/3983
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  12. ^ FA15: REDBLACKS make a Day 2 splash
  13. ^ "Redblacks R Sinopoli wins outstanding Canadian award". TSN. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141007104124/http://www.stampeders.com/roster/show/id/3983
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-10-21. 
  16. ^ "Brad Sinopoli named Ontario Sports Hall of Fame's Syl Apps Athlete of the Year". www.ottawaredblacks.com. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 

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Preceded by
Erik Glavic
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
2010
Succeeded by
Billy Greene