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The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the club has signed six players including Hugo Richard and Étienne Moisan. Other players are receiver Malcolm Carter, linebackers Jason Hall and Paris Taylor as well as defensive end Chase DeMoor, who have all accepted new terms with the team.
Richard (6’2″, 225 lbs.) joined the Alouettes in January of 2018 and played three games with the team in 2019. He trained as a quarterback and on specials teams. He concluded his collegiate career by hoisting the Vanier Cup, in 2018, at Stade Telus-Université Laval. During his five seasons in Quebec City, the 25-year-old led the Rouge et Or to two Vanier Cup championships, earning game MVP honours both times.
In 38 career games with Laval, the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC native completed 782 of his 1,145 passes for gains of 10,271 yards, while throwing 70 touchdown passes. Richard was also a rushing threat for opposing defences as he also kept the ball 200 times for gains of 1,228 yards and 30 majors. He is the only player in RSEQ history to score 70 passing and 30 rushing touchdowns.
Moisan (6’0″, 195 lbs.) played 12 games in his first season with the Alouettes in 2019. The 25-year-old fullback made four tackles on special teams. He was drafted in the sixth round (51st overall) by the Alouettes in 2018. He returned to Université Laval to play one final season in 2018 and helped the Rouge et Or win its 10th Vanier Cup. The 25-year-old from Saint-Eustache, QC completed his collegiate career with 50 catches for 699 yards and three majors, while making nine tackles.
Carter (6’6”, 192 lbs.) was playing in his second season with the Alouettes in 2019. In seven games, the Toronto, Ont. native caught four balls for gains of 36 yards. The 24-years-old receiver, a former Carleton University Raven, was a sixth-round pick by the Alouettes in the 2017 CFL Draft (45th total).
Hall (6’3”, 216 lbs.) played two games with the Alouettes this year and registered two special team tackles. Born in South Grand Prairie, TX, Hall played for the Texas University Athletics. In his senior season, the 23-year-old registered 20 tackles, one sack, four knockdowns, one interception and forced one fumble in 13 games.
DeMoor (6’5”, 265 lbs.) played college for the Central Washington University Wildcats and was named Division II Special Teams Player of the Year by Hero Sports. The Eatonville, WA native had the most blocked kicks in the NCAA during the 2018 season. He played in the FCS National Bowl and was an honorable mention for Defensive MVP. The 23-year-old defensive end was also invited to the FBS All American Bowl.
Taylor (6’3”, 220 lbs.) was part of the Montreal Alouettes training camp in 2019 during which he played two pre-season games and registered six tackles, including one on special teams. He played college for three seasons with the Central Washington University Cougars. In 37 games, he registered 16 solo tackles and 12 assisted. The 25-year-old linebacker from Orlando, FL, added one sack and recovered one fumble.