MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that international defensive end John Bowman signed a contract extension with the club through the 2017 season.
Bowman (6’3″, 250 lbs.) is the most prolific quarterback hunter in Alouettes history with 106 career-quarterback sacks on his resume. Following his strongest season in that department as he completed the 2015 with a league-high 19 sacks, the 34-year-old continued where he left off, as he currently leads the team with four sacks in five games, good for second place in the league. In 2015, he also cumulated 46 defensive tackles in 2015, another career-best, which led to his second-career CFL All Star selection.
Bowman, who is in his 11th CFL season, was an important part of the 2009 and 2010 back-to-back Alouettes Grey Cup champion teams. In 150 career-games, all with Montreal, the Brooklyn, NY native amassed 352 defensive tackles, while forcing 23 fumbles and knocking down seven passes. He is one of only ten players to reach the 100-career-sacks mark in the rich history of the CFL and currently sits ninth all-time in that department. He has six seasons where he collected 11 sacks or more.