February 15, 2013

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Edmonton Eskimos Staff

(Edmonton) – The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club announces the signing of free agent import defensive end Odell Willis.

“Odell is a proven, perennial, prolific pass-rusher,” says Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed.

Willis joins the Eskimos after spending last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he recorded 23 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, three pass knock downs, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. The University of West Georgia product amassed a remarkable 40 sacks in four seasons and has a career total 101 defensive tackles and four fumble recoveries. In 2011, Willis was named an East Division and CFL All-Star after racking up a career high 27 defensive tackles and 13 sacks.

Odell Willis
Defensive End (import)
Born: Dec. 28, 1984 – Meridian, MS
College: West Georgia
Height: 6.02
Weight: 255
Years in CFL: 4
Games played:
2012: 17
CFL: 69
Playoff: 2
Grey Cup: 1 (Wpg – 2011)