Ben Ossai Latest Shock Player to Leave for CFL - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Spokane Shock

Ben Ossai Latest Shock Player to Leave for CFL

Updated:
Ben Ossai is set to report to the BC Lions training camp in June (Photo: Spokane Shock) Ben Ossai is set to report to the BC Lions training camp in June (Photo: Spokane Shock)

by Spokane Shock

Spokane Shock offensive lineman Ben Ossai is the latest member of the Spokane Shock to earn a contract with the Canadian Football League. The 6'5" 330 pound former University of Washington standout is in his second season with the Shock and will report to the BC Lions for training camp in June. Ossai was a mainstay on Spokane's line last year, his rookie season, until signing with the UFL's Las Vegas Locomotives in June of 2011.

"We couldn't be more happy for Ben, " Shock General Manager Ryan Rigmaiden said. "He worked extremely hard in the offseason preparing for this opportunity and that hard work was rewarded with a CFL contract. Helping our players get to the next level is a priority for us and we take pride in doing it. It's always bittersweet to say goodbye to a player like Ben, but it's something we've worked on for a long time."

 

Ossai Leaves Hole in Offensive Line, to be filled with strong Rookie talent

No decision has been formerly announced, but it's expected that the favorite to replace Ossai in Spokane's lineup is rookie OT Cory Brandon. After a successful collegiate career with the Oklahoma Sooners, Brandon signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 before arriving in Spokane.

Spokane Shock Head Coach Andy Olson said, "Cory had a terrific training camp with us until he got injured. His length and footwork make it very hard for defensive ends to get around him and we don't expect to miss beat with him in the lineup. He's going to be a very good player for us and we're excited to see what he's capable of."

 

Shock Assigned Rookie Washington Defensive Back Vonzell McDowell

Earlier this week, the Spokane Shock were Assigned former Huskie Defensive Back Vonzell McDowell. Vonzell, was a graduate of Lakes High School in Seattle, WA. After graduating in 2007, Vonzell became one of seven true freshmen to see playing time in the 2007 Season for the Huskies and was a consistent presence on the University of Washington Defense through-out his collegiate career earning the Academic Achievement Award for the Huskie's in his Senior Season of 2010.

  • Spokane ShockSpokane ShockMore>>

  • Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.More >>
    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.
    More >>
  • Shock Talk: Andy Olson Before The Playoffs

    Shock Talk: Andy Olson Before The Playoffs

     Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a special playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Wednesday, July 30.More >>
     Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a special playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Wednesday, July 30.More >>
  • Shock To Face San Jose In First Round Of Playoffs

    Shock To Face San Jose In First Round Of Playoffs

    The Spokane Shock (11-7) open their playoff run on the road against the San Jose SaberCats (13-5) on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. PDT in the SAP Center. The game can be viewed online at WatchESPN.com and through the WatchESPN app.More >>
    The Spokane Shock (11-7) open their playoff run on the road against the San Jose SaberCats (13-5) on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. PDT in the SAP Center. The game can be viewed online at WatchESPN.com and through the WatchESPN app.More >>
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Mariners Land Jackson As Part Of David Price Trade And Other Deadline Moves

    Mariners Land Jackson As Part Of David Price Trade And Other Deadline Moves

    The Seattle Mariners have acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that sent 2012 Cy Young award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to Detroit, as confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark.The Mariners sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay as part of the deal, while it is reported that Detroit sent left hand pitcher Drew Smyly and infield prospect Willy Adames to complete the haul for Price.In Jackson the Mariners get the consistent out...More >>
    The Seattle Mariners have acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that sent 2012 Cy Young award winner David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to Detroit, as confirmed by ESPN's Jayson Stark.The Mariners sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay as part of the deal, while it is reported that Detroit sent left hand pitcher Drew Smyly and infield prospect Willy Adames to complete the haul for Price.In Jackson the Mariners get the consistent out...More >>
  • Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Shock Talk: DB Bryant Nnabuife On The Playoffs

    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.More >>
    Spokane Shock defensive back Bryant Nnabuife joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio for a playoff edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions on Thursday, July 31.
    More >>
  • Spokane Drops Second Straight To The Hops

    Spokane Drops Second Straight To The Hops

    Spokane dropped its third game in a row on Thursday night as the Hillsboro Hops rode a four-run first inning to a 5-3 victory at Avista Stadium. More >>
    Spokane dropped its third game in a row on Thursday night as the Hillsboro Hops rode a four-run first inning to a 5-3 victory at Avista Stadium. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.