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Dominique Davis: One On One With REDBLACKS’ Starting QB

HAMILTON, ON - OCTOBER 27:Dominique Davis #4 of the Ottawa Redblacks rolls out before throwing a touchdown pass against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during a game at Tim Hortons Field on October 27. 2018. (Photo by John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)

The Ottawa REDBLACKS had a fairly difficult off-season, facing a variety of changes to their roster, and leaving many Ottawa football fans with mixed emotions heading into this year. Although it’s still early, new starting QB Dominique Davis has given the city a glimmer of hope, leading the team to a 2-1 record to start the regular season.

As he takes on this new leadership role and looks to defend the team’s East Division Champion title, Davis gave us the quick and dirty on where his head is at this summer.

What are some valuable lessons you have learned on your way to becoming a starting CFL quarterback?

Stay humble. The game can be taken from you at any minute. Continue to focus on why you got here, and just be grateful.

What is a personal goal you have this season?

Just winning a Grey Cup.

What is your favourite pump-up music to listen to before games?

My go-to artists are Young Jeezy and Rick Ross.

How would you describe your style?

Relaxed. I’m not a fashion guy. I’m a sweats, t-shirt, basketball shorts, and sneakers guy.

Tell us about the first car you’ve ever bought.

My first car was a Dodge Charger SRT8. My dream car is a Lamborghini.

Do you have a favourite food spot in Ottawa?

Pili Pili. You go there it’ll change your life.

When you have a day off, what is your favourite thing to do?

Stay in the house, eat and watch television.

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, what are some rules you have for yourself on nutrition,
motivation or balance?

No junk food! Just stick by that. No chips, no candy, no fast food. Three top things I stay away from.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

It came from my head coach when I was at East Carolina. It applies especially since my whole career has been as a backup. Don’t count your reps, make your reps count. You might only get two reps, so you gotta make them the best two reps ever. It’s still professional football and if you’re not doing the right things, they’re gonna find somebody else.


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