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Josh Bourke

Josh Bourke

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    Windsor ON
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    Grand Valley State
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Player Biography

2014: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Feb. 11.

2012: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan. 13.

2008: Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan. 7.

2007: Released by Green Bay in June… Signed with the Alouettes in August.

2006: Signed with the Green Bay Packers in May.

2004 CFL Draft : RD 3 (21), Montreal Alouettes.

2014: Montreal Alouettes

In his eighth season with Montreal, Bourke proved as an offensive lineman once again that he ranks among the best tackles in the league with his seventh straight selection East Division All-Star. The veteran appeared in 17 contests as well as in both playoffs games. He continued to perform at a high level, ensuring the Alouettes’ dominant offensive line allowed only 31 sacks - good for second-fewest in the CFL.

2013: Montreal Alouettes

He started 17 regular-season games as well as the East Division Semi-Final with the Alouettes in 2013. The 31-year-old continued to anchor an offensive line that allowed just 41 sacks -- good for third-fewest in the CFL. At left tackle, Bourke has been a prime example of stability through his stellar play despite the many changes to personnel, both on the line and under center.

All season long, the Windsor, ON native helped his teammates on the offensive line give Anthony Calvillo, Troy Smith, Tanner Marsh and Josh Neiswander plenty of time to find open receivers, as the Alouettes accounted for 27 touchdowns through the air.

2012: Montreal Alouettes
Bourke earned his second consecutive nomination as a CFL All-Star following a season where he was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman. The 30-year-old played an integral part on the Alouettes’ offensive line which allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fewest in the league.

2011: Montreal Alouettes
Bourke was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman for the first time in his career. The Windsor, ON native's ability to protect quarterback Anthony Calvillo’ s blind side helped the Alouettes rank first in points scored, passing yards and points scored per game last season. Bourke earned his second consecutive nomination as the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Lineman and was part of an offensive line which allowed only 34 sacks, tied for the second fewest in the league in 2011. He sustained a torn pectoral muscle of the left shoulder against the Calgary Stampeders on October 30 and also missed a game vs Saskatchewan in week 4.

2010: Montreal Alouettes
He was part of an offensive line that allowed the third least quarterback sacks this season while helping the Alouettes’ offence lead the CFL in most passing categories.

2009: Montreal Alouettes
He was part of an offensive line that helped the offence score at least 600 points for a second consecutive season... He missed Games 9 through 12 with a knee injury.

2008: Montreal Alouettes
He was part of an offensive line that allowed just 22 sacks, the lowest total in team history, and helped the offence set several records including 610 points scored and 495 completions in a season… He missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury.

2007: Green Bay Packers - Montreal Alouettes
He was on the Packers' roster until June. He then joined the Alouettes during the season. He missed the last game of the season and the playoffs due to a knee injury.

2006: Green Bay Packers
He was on the Green Bay Packers' roster.

2000-2005: Grand Valley State Lakers (NCAA)
In 2005, he was named GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year and was named a First-Team All-GLIAC. He missed the 2004 season following a knee injury. In 2003, he started 15 games and was named a First-Team All-GLIAC.

During his time on the Green Bay Packers practice roster, he would snap the ball to current NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers during practice. He is involved in various team’s community programs including Together at School with the Alouettes. He also took French classes during the off-season as part of the TAS program.

He majored in science ... 

Favorite artists: Thunderstruck (ACDC), For whom the bell tolls (Metallica)

Favorite movies: Rounders, Jaws, Bloodsport

Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Entourage

Favorite Book:Heavier than Heaven (Kurt Cobain's biography)

Favorite actors: Leonardo Dicaprio, Denzel Washington, John Goodman

Favorite actress: Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite leisures: Fishing, Art, Golf

Favorite sports after football: Baseball

Person like to meet: James Hedfiled (Metallica), Abraham Lincoln

Favorite school subject  History

Favorite city on the road:  Vancouver

Favorite vacation spot: Italy, Jamaica, Las Vegas

Place most like to visit: Africa, Australia, Costa Rica

Favorite video game Mortal Kombat

Favorite Montreal restaurant: Pied de cochon

Home cooked meal: Jerk ribs

Favorite Cartoon:Woody Wood Pecker

Favorite football player: Dan Marino

Favorite time of the year: Automn when NFL, NHL, MLB is going on

Famous person they met: Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki

Grey Cup Champion: 2009, 2010

• CFL Most Outstanding Lineman: 2011
• CFL All-Star: 2011, 2012
• CFLPA All-Star: 2011, 2012, 2013
• Alouettes' Most Outstanding Lineman: 2010, 2011, 2012
• East Division Most Outstanding Lineman: 2011, 2012
• East Division All-Star: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

• 1st game: 09-09-2007 vs BC



  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
BOURKE, J 2007 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2008 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2009 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2010 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2011 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2012 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2013 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2014 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOURKE, J 2015 MTL 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
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