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Ralph Staten Newest Ottawa Renegade

June 30, 2002 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa Renegades News Release

OTTAWA – Sunday, June 30, 2002 – The Ottawa Renegades are pleased to announce that they have traded for one of the most versatile defenders in the Canadian Football League, as Ralph Staten, 6’3”, 205 pounds, has been acquired from the Edmonton Eskimos for future considerations.

“Obviously, we are very pleased to acquire Ralph,” explained general manager Eric Tillman. “Not only is he a quality player, but his flexibility to play multiple positions should prove to be beneficial as we grow as a football team.”

The former All-SEC linebacker at the University of Alabama, who can play safety, cornerback, halfback, and outside linebacker, signed with the Esks on March 24, 2000 after having played two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, including three starts in his sophomore season in 1998. The 27-year-old, who was named to the Western Division All-Star team in his first season with the Eskimos, has recorded 74 defensive tackles, 11 special team tackles, 6 interceptions, and 14 pass knockdowns in his two seasons in the CFL.

The Ottawa Renegades now hit the road for the first time, as they travel to Edmonton to take on the Eskimos on Thursday, July 4. Game time for the first regular season road game in franchise history, which will be broadcast nationally on TSN, is 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

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