Josh Ranek
No. 30, 9
Born: (1978-05-11) May 11, 1978 (age 45)
Tyndall, South Dakota
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
CollegeSouth Dakota State
Career history
As player
20022005Ottawa Renegades
2006Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2007Edmonton Eskimos
2007Saskatchewan Roughriders
CFL East All-Star2003, 2004, 2005

Josh Ranek (born May 11, 1978) is a former Canadian football player.

Ranek was a running back in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Renegades (2002–2005), the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2006),[1] the Edmonton Eskimos (preseason 2007),[2] and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (November 2007). In 2002, he attended the training camp of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Ranek played college football at South Dakota State University.

A term was coined by Chris Walby, color commentator for the CFL broadcasts on CBC, called "Ring around the Ranek" to describe Ranek's power running, and his being an integral part to his team. Ranek won the "CFL Player of the Week" award on August 9, 2006 for a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. [1]


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  2. ^ "TSN : CFL - Canada's Sports Leader". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29.