Redblacks ready for emotional game as CFL returns to Ottawa with home opener: ‘It’s a big deal’

National Post | Sports

OTTAWA — Henry Burris boasts an impressive CFL resume.

Over 15 seasons, he’s twice won a league championship, been named a Grey Cup and CFL MVP and is one of just five players ever to surpass the 50,000-yard passing plateau.

But even with 17 years of pro football under his belt — he also played in the NFL with Green Bay and Chicago — the 39-year-old Texan will experience a career first Friday night when he leads the expansion Ottawa Redblacks (0-2) into their first-ever game at TD Place Stadium against the Toronto Argonauts (1-2).

“I’ve never been in this position before,” Burris said following Thursday’s practice. “I played in the first Monday night game following 9/11 [Green Bay’s 37-0 win over Washington on Sept. 24, 2001], I’ve played in Grey Cups and those were some pretty emotional times for me.

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