MONTREAL – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that international offensive tackles Patrick Colbert and Vincent Brown agreed to two-year deals with the club, as did National offensive tackle Sean Jamieson, an Alouettes 2016 draft pick.
Colbert (6’06”, 305 lbs.) is coming to the Alouettes after spending five years with the Baylor University Bears, where he mostly played as tackle, while also appearing on special teams. The 26-year-old lineman was an important part of the group that propelled the Bears running game in 2014, which ranked second in the Big 12 conference with a 215.5 yards per game average. That same year, he was a member of Baylor’s offensive line which allowed an average of 1.85 quarterback sack per game. During his sophomore year in 2013, he suited up for all 13 games, helping the Bear’s offence become one of the most dominant in the country as it set a NCAA record of 681 points throughout the season, all while gaining an impressive 618.8 yards per game. The Kilgore, TX native was named on the Big 12 conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2014.
Jamieson (6’07”, 316 lbs.) was the Alouettes third round pick (20th overall) in the 2016 CFL Canadian Draft. The Winnipeg, MB native suited up for the club’s two preseason games following that draft selection. The 22-year-old lineman then went back to Western University to complete his collegiate career with the Mustangs. Jamieson experienced a senior year to remember, as he was named the OUA lineman of the year, in addition to receiving a third consecutive nomination on the U Sports’ First Team All-Star. He dressed up for 30 games during his time with the Mustangs. The versatile lineman mostly played at tackle, but also has experience at the guard and centre positions.
Brown (6’05”, 301 lbs.) played three seasons with the Southern Mississippi University Golden Eagles, playing at both tackle positions, before transferring to Pittsburg State University. This marks the 25-year-old’s second stint in Montreal, as he was a member of the Alouettes’ practice squad in 2015.