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The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the club has re-signed long snapper Martin Bédard to a new two-year contract.
Bédard (6’3″, 239 lbs.) returns to the Alouettes for a 12th season, having played 179 career-games in the CFL. On top of his long snapper duties, the former University of Connecticut Husky managed to amass 68 special teams tackles during his career. The 35-year-old helped the Alouettes win the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010. He was also chosen the Alouettes Most Outstanding Special Teams Player following the 2017 season.
“I am happy that Martin is back with the Alouettes. He represents everything you want from a player, which is going to give it his all on the field, while giving back to the community,” said Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “With the change we made at the kicker position, Martin’s appeasing veteran presence became even more important for us.”
In 2019, the Quebec City, QC native played 16 games, making four special teams tackles. He also saw his humanitarian and teammate qualities be compensated, as he was awarded the Jake Gaudaur Veteran’s Award. The trophy is awarded every year to a Canadian CFL player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s veterans: strength, perseverance, courage, comradeship and contribution to Canadian communities.
“I’ve always had the Alouettes logo tattooed on my heart and I am more than happy to continue being a member of the family and contribute to the team’s success,” declared Bédard. “We accomplished nice things in 2019, and I am already looking forward to push even harder this upcoming season.“