MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has re-signed All-Star linebacker Kyries Hebert to a new two-year deal.
Hebert (6’03”, 220 lbs.) has been an important fixture of the Alouettes’ defensive unit for several seasons, having played a total of 144 regular season games in the CFL and starting 121 of them. He collected a career-high 78 defensives tackles in the 18 games he played last year for the club, which ranks him eleventh in the CFL. He also recorded four special teams tackles and two sacks along the way.
“Kyries has quickly elevated himself as one of the top defensive players in the league and has showed great consistency over the years. This was an important re-signing for our team because he is a reliable player on defence and very effective when asked to play on special teams”, commented Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “He has strong work ethic and has the ability to make key plays when he is on the field”, added Reed.
In five seasons in Montreal, the former Louisiana-Lafayette University Ragin’ Cajun amassed 281 defensive tackles and 43 special teams tackles. He also added 18 quarterback sacks and four interceptions, while defending the Alouettes colours. Hebert will be in his eleventh season in the CFL. He was named an East Division and a CFL All-Star in 2012, leading the league with 28 special teams tackles during his first year in Montreal. The Eunice, LA native athlete played with the Houston Texans in 2002 before joining the Ottawa Renegades for two seasons. He then played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2006 and 2007. He went back to the NFL in 2008 with the Cincinnati Bengals and was named a special team’s captain in 2009.
His numerous contributions in the community also saw him win the Tom Pate award in 2013 with Montreal. Kyries and his Ky Cares Foundation held respectively the Lace it up, Football for Her, as well as Touched, a masquerade party benefitting those touched by cancer. He has been traveling across Quebec schools for several years now to talk about the importance of persevering in school as well as making the right choices through the Together at School with the Alouettes program.