Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on CFL.ca and associated platforms.

O’Leary: TSN’s Duane Forde w/ some East-West context

May 12, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
TSN football analyst Duane Forde shares his knowledge on some of the players listed in the 2021 East-West Bowl rosters with CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary.

O’Leary: Elliot Graham’s tough path to the CFL

May 6, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
As he gets ready to join the Calgary Stampeders, Elliot Graham knows that he’s capable of anything, having overcome some difficult obstacles as a kid in Hamilton, he tells CFL.ca senior ...

O’Leary: What about the players that don’t test well?

May 3, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
In a virtual combine where one-on-ones aren’t possible and coming off of a cancelled U SPORTS season, CFL scouts are facing unforeseen challenges evaluating players that may not test well, ...

O’Leary: Late draft addition Jake Burt seeks a CFL home

May 2, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
From getting a shot with hometown New England Patriots to being a late addition to the CFL Draft, tight end Jake Burt is excited to reconnect to his Canadian roots, should a team select him on ...

O’Leary: Terrell Jana on 4 life-changing years at UVA

April 29, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
Over the last four years at the University of Virginia, Vancouver, BC’s Terrell Jana knew he’d grow as a football player. What he learned off the field will stick with him for life, ...

O’Leary: Rams’ Kyle Borsa races to his CFL dream

April 27, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
After a two-year hiatus from football, Kyle Borsa dominated the National Combine. CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary says the Rams’ RB is CFL-ready.

O’Leary: Ray’s style of play was ahead of its time

April 26, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
The target of occasional criticism for his style of play earlier in his career, Ricky Ray has become a trend setter for present-day offences, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary says.

O’Leary: Talking Grey Cup weather w/ CHCH’s Brian Wood

April 24, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
With a mid-December Grey Cup game awaiting Hamilton, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary checked in with CHCH TV’s weather expert Brian Wood on what end-of-year weather can be like in ...

O’Leary: Randy Ambrosie on an Aug 5 kickoff, XFL talks and more

April 21, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
In an interview with CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary, Commissioner Randy Ambrosie explains his optimism for kicking off the 2021 season on Aug. 5 and what’s going into the ...

O’Leary: Weighing the Ticats’ options with the No. 1 pick

April 21, 2021 | Chris O'Leary
In a strange and challenging draft year, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold the first pick and have total flexibility with it, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O’Leary says.