Montreal – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that national fullback Jean-Christophe Beaulieu signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Beaulieu (6’3″, 220 lbs.) was the Alouettes starting fullback for all 18 games last season, gaining 65 yards and scoring a touchdown on five catches. The Trois-Rivières, QC native supported the offensive line all season long, helping them allow a league-low 33 sacks on the season, while helping running back Tyrell Sutton lead the CFL with 1,059 rushing yards.
“Jean-Christophe has intrigued us from the day we started scouting him at Sherbrooke. He has continued to grow into his role as a fullback in our offence and put forward relentless effort on special teams,” declared Alouettes General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp. “We look to get him more involved in the offence in 2016, so that we can take advantage of his deceptive speed and running ability.”
The Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or product joined the Alouettes in 2014, following the 2014 CFL Canadian Draft where he was selected in the sixth round (49th overall). He also contributed on special teams where he blocked a punt in his rookie season and has cumulated five tackles in two seasons.