Dominique Rhymes
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Rhymes with the BC Lions in 2023
Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-20) June 20, 1993 (age 30)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Northwestern Senior (Miami)
College:Florida International
Murray State
Career history
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Receiving yards:3,925
Receiving touchdowns:24

Dominique Rhymes (born June 20, 1993) is an American professional football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).


Rymes played at Miami Northwestern Senior High School he is former teammates with professional football player Teddy Bridgewater. His senior year he caught 37 passes for 686 yards and 8 touchdowns. He was considered a three-star recruit coming out of high school.

College career

Rhymes played college football for the FIU Panthers from 2011 to 2014, while using a medical redshirt season in 2014.[1][2] He then transferred to Murray State University to play for the Racers in 2015.[1]

Professional career

Ottawa Redblacks

Rhymes signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on May 29, 2017.[3] He saw only limited action in his first two seasons with the Redblacks, catching 37 passes for 522 yards with one touchdown. His third year in the league proved to be a breakout season for Rhymes as he led the Redblacks in receptions (65), receiving yards (1,056) and receiving touchdowns (5). Following the 2019 season Rhymes and the Redblacks were unable to come to an agreement for a new contract and he became a free agent on February 11, 2020.[4]

BC Lions

On February 21, 2020, Rhymes signed with the BC Lions.[5] However, he did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season and then signed a one-year contract extension with the team on December 14, 2020.[6] In his first year with the team, in 2021, Rhymes played in eight games where he had 28 catches for 411 yards and one touchdown.[7] At the end of the 2022 season, he was named a CFL All-Star after finishing third in receptions (85), and second in receiving yards (1,401) and touchdowns (11).[7][8]

On February 12, 2023, Rhymes requested a trade, seeking a larger salary contract extension elsewhere.[9] Nevertheless, the following day on February 13, Rhymes and the Lions agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2024 season.[10] He played in ten regular season games in 2023, missing time due to injury, where he had 35 receptions for 535 yards and six touchdowns.[7] After giving contract extensions to fellow receivers Keon Hatcher and Alexander Hollins, the Lions released Rhymes on January 17, 2024.[11]

Ottawa Redblacks (II)

On January 22, 2024, it was announced that Rhymes had returned to the Ottawa Redblacks on a two-year contract.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Dominique Rhymes". FIU Panthers. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  2. ^ "Dominique Rhymes". Murray State Racers. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  3. ^ "Transactions - May 28 & 29, 2017". Ottawa Redblacks. 2017-05-29. Retrieved 2023-10-31.
  4. ^ "Still Out There: Top free agents still up for grabs". 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  5. ^ "Lions sign Dominique Rhymes to one-year deal". 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  6. ^ "Lions ink Dominique Rhymes to one-year extension". December 14, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Dominique Rhymes". Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  8. ^ "Stars Aligned: 2022 CFL All-Stars announced". 2022-11-15. Retrieved 2023-02-13.
  9. ^ TSN ca Staff (2023-02-12). "BC Lions WR Dominique Rhymes requests trade". TSN. Retrieved 2023-02-13.
  10. ^ 3Down Staff (2023-02-13). "B.C. Lions re-sign Dominique Rhymes through 2024 following contract dispute". 3DownNation. Retrieved 2023-02-13.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "Lions release veteran receiver Dominique Rhymes". January 17, 2024.
  12. ^ "Back to the capital: Rhymes. Redblacks agree to two-year deal". January 22, 2024.