Tanner Doll
No. 56     Ottawa Redblacks
Doll with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2023
Born: (1993-06-12) June 12, 1993 (age 31)
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Long snapper
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight221 lb (100 kg)
High schoolSt. Albert High
CFL draft2015, Round: 4, Pick: 28
Drafted byOttawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2015Ottawa Redblacks*
20162017Ottawa Redblacks
2018Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2018Edmonton Eskimos*
20192022BC Lions
2023–presentOttawa Redblacks
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Tanner Paton Doll (born June 12, 1993) is a Canadian professional football long snapper for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was originally selected in the fourth round and 28th overall by the Redblacks in the 2015 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos.

Professional career

Ottawa Redblacks (first stint)

Doll was drafted in the fourth round with the 28th overall pick in the 2015 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Redblacks.[1] He played in both pre-season games and spent time on the practice roster before being released on July 12, 2015 so he could finish his last year of university eligibility.[2][3] He was re-signed in 2016 and started the season on the practice roster. He was promoted to the active roster as the Redblacks' long snapper on September 17, 2016 where he made his professional debut.[4] He continued to be the team's long snapper for the final eight regular season games of 2016. He continued through the East Final into the Grey Cup where he was a member of the 104th Grey Cup championship team.[5]

He played in 14 games in 2017. He was re-signed on February 14, 2018, however, he lost out on his long snapper position to second year player Louis-Philippe Bourassa and was part of training camp cuts on June 10, 2018.[6][7]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Doll was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a practice roster agreement on June 19, 2018.[8] He played in four games for the Tiger-Cats in 2018 before being released on July 21, 2018.[9]

Edmonton Eskimos

On August 14, 2018, Doll signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, but didn't dress for a game as he was ultimately released on September 21, 2018.[9][10]

BC Lions

Doll signed with the BC Lions on February 25, 2019, as a free agent.[11] He won the long snapper job in training camp following the release of the incumbent, Mike Benson. He signed a contract extension with the Lions on February 8, 2021.[12] He played in 50 regular season games over three seasons and became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 14, 2023.[13]

Ottawa Redblacks (second stint)

On May 22, 2023, it was announced that Doll had signed with the Redblacks.[14]

Personal life

Doll spent eight years living in China during his childhood.[15] His father, Garrett, played linebacker and was drafted in the second round of the 1985 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders and played for three seasons with the club.[2] His mother, Anna-Lisa, was a member of the junior national synchronized swimming team.[15]


  1. ^ "Dinos dominant in CFL Draft". godinos.com. May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Doll chases CFL dream". stalberttoday.ca. May 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Transactions:July 12, 2015". ottawaredblacks.com. July 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Redblacks' Tanner Doll ready for first CFL start". Ottawa Citizen. September 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "'Crazy' Grey Cup for Doll". stalberttoday.ca. November 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Redblacks re-sign Tanner Doll". ottawaredblacks.com. February 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Five takeaways from the Redblacks' cuts". 3downnation.com. June 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tiger-Cats add long snapper Doll to practice roster". ticats.ca. June 19, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "2018 CFL transactions". cfl.ca. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Same game: Eskimos and RedBlacks born of same offence". Edmonton Sun. September 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lions add longsnapper Tanner Doll". bclions.som. February 25, 2019.
  12. ^ Baker, Matt (February 8, 2021). "Lions lock up Tanner Doll to extension". BCLions.com. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  13. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 24, 2023.
  14. ^ "Redblacks sign four, including LS Tanner Doll". Canadian Football League. May 22, 2023.
  15. ^ a b "Tanner Doll Dinos bio". godinos.com. Retrieved July 22, 2019.