REDBLACKS land key 20̶0̶-lb. addition

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS made a splash on Thursday with the signing of 20̶0̶-lb. DL Belly Buster ahead of Saturday’s divisional clash with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at TD Place.

The Ottawa, Ont. native spent four years south of the border at Ben & Jerry’s State, where he compiled 17 tackles, three sacks and a conference-record 37 cavities forced.

“I like to bring a hard-hitting crunch, then a satisfying cool in front of the home fans,” said Buster, a 24 year-old in his first pro season. “It doesn’t matter what position I’m at — butterscotch, chocolate, vanilla or mint — I’m going to ball.”

“I’m happy to be here, and ready to get started with #RNation,” said Buster in his introductory press conference ( photo)

Known to have an eye for Canadian linemen, the REDBLACKS pounced on the former BJSU Dairy Warriors star when he became available.

“We couldn’t pass up adding a player of his size and versatility,” said Jacob Kelly, the REDBLACKS’ digital coordinator. “He’s someone who we think could quickly become a fan favourite as soon as fans get a chance to experience all he has to offer.”

Buster and the rest of the REDBLACKS face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a key East Division clash this Saturday at 4 p.m.; tickets are available here.

The two-pound Belly Buster Ice Cream Sandwich will be available for $12 on both the north and south side concourses at this Saturday’s REDBLACKS home game.