Ronald Ollie — star of the hit Netflix show, “Last Chance U” — is getting another chance at a pro football career … he’s signed with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts, the team announced Monday.
The 23-year-old defensive lineman had a shot with the Oakland Raiders in 2019 — but was cut in training camp after coaches said he looked lazy and unmotivated. His stint with the Raiders was also captured on a docu-series, “Hard Knocks.”
Because of the way Ollie was portrayed on the show, most people thought his football career was over … but he’s got raw talent and the Argonauts think they can develop him.
As we previously reported … the 6’2″, 300-pounder had been courted by the XFL and was invited to enter the inaugural draft for the 2020 season, but it’s unclear what ended up happening with that.
Ollie was a stud at East Mississippi Community College during the 2014 season and was named All-State 2nd team defense. He was also one of the most likable guys on “Last Chance U.”
He went on to play at Nicholls State for 2 seasons, racking up 74 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries. He can ball.
As for Ollie, he’s clearly stoked for the opportunity in Canada — saying “Toronto What’s Good!!”