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Clinton Wayne Extends Contract with Renegades

May 21, 2003 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa Renegades News Release

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renegades are pleased to announce that defensive nose tackle Clinton Wayne has signed a two-year contract extension with the Renegades with a club option for a third season.

Wayne (6-2, 290, Ohio State) returns to Ottawa for his second season with the Renegades and his third in the CFL.

“It’s great to be going back to Ottawa,” said Wayne. “I want to play in this league and I don’t want to bounce around from team to team. I like what’s happening in Ottawa, and I’m happy to get a chance to re-sign.”

The 26-year-old native of Scarborough, Ontario, ranked second among Renegades defensive tackles during the 2002 season with 25 tackles (behind Mike Moten). Wayne also had two sacks.

“It’s critical to have Clinton back in our lineup,” said Renegades defensive coordinator Kit Lathrop. “He’s a tremendous football player, but more importantly, he’s one of the top young, up-and-coming Canadian players in our league.

“He has a great motor and he is a tremendous worker,” added Lathrop. “I expect him to push hard for all-CFL this year.”

Wayne broke into the CFL with Calgary in 2001 after being drafted in the third round (21st overall) by the Stampeders in the 2000 CFL Canadian College Draft. The Renegades acquired Wayne in January of 2002 during the CFL Expansion Draft.

Wayne, who played 46 games for Ohio State (1997-2000), is the younger brother of Patrick Wayne who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1987-1992 and in 1994.

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