Dontae Bull
No. 50     Ottawa Redblacks
Bull with the Redblacks in 2023
Born: (1999-05-15) May 15, 1999 (age 24)
Victoria, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight326 lb (148 kg)
CollegeFresno State
High schoolBelmont Secondary
(Langford, BC)
CFL Draft2023 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted byOttawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2023–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career stats

Dontae Bull (born May 15, 1999) is a Canadian football offensive lineman with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was the first overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.

College career

After using a redshirt year in 2017, Bull played college football for the Fresno State Bulldogs from 2018 to 2022.[1] He played in 37 games for the Bulldogs, starting in 33, over the course of his tenure with the team.[2]

Professional career

Bull was ranked as the seventh best player in the Canadian Football League's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2023 CFL Draft.[3] He was then drafted with the first overall pick by the Ottawa Redblacks.[2] After beginning the 2023 season on the injured list, he made his professional debut on August 13, 2023, against the Toronto Argonauts.[4] He earned his first career start one week later for the August 19 game against the Montreal Alouettes.[5]


  1. ^ "Dontae Bull". Fresno State Bulldogs. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Ralph, Dan (May 2, 2023). "Redblacks select offensive lineman Dontae Bull 1st overall in 2023 CFL draft". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ "Matthew Bergeron takes Top Spot in Spring Scouting Bureau Rankings". Canadian Football League. April 21, 2023.
  4. ^ "Redblacks look to topple division-leading Argos on Sunday". Ottawa Redblacks. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  5. ^ "Depth Chart" (PDF). Ottawa Redblacks. Retrieved August 18, 2023.