RedBlacks Richie Leone Named CFL All-Star

November 8, 2023 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa RedBlacks News Release

OTTAWA - The Canadian Football League announced, today, that Ottawa REDBLACKS punter Richie Leone has been named a 2023 league All-Star.

Leone, 31, has now been named a CFL All-Star for the fifth time in his outstanding career, also earning the honour in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021. The Roswell, Georgia native joins Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie Jefferson as the only five-time All-Star on this year's list.

Now a veteran of seven CFL seasons, and four with the REDBLACKS, Leone appeared in all 18 games for Ottawa in 2023, totalling 5,567 punt yards, including a a pair of 74-yarders.

Receiver Justin Hardy, defensive lineman Bryce Carter, and defensive back Brandin Dandridge, joined Leone on the CFL East All-Star squad, last week.

The full list of 2023 CFL All-Stars, as voted on by 41 members of the Football Reporters of Canada, the league's nine head coaches, and fans who took part in this year's All-Star Fan Vote powered by the league's Official Data and Technology partner, Genius Sports, can be found at

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