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“I am back with my former teammate Matthieu Proulx “ -Danny Desriveaux
For the past week, former Alouettes pass receiver Danny Desriveaux has been on TV on RDS in a new show dedicated to the NFL. The show “NFL Extra” takes place on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. on le “Réseau des Sports.”
“I do a recap of the daily news in the NFL with my colleague Andréanne Barbeau. We have to quickly summarize the games of the day so everything happens pretty quickly,” says the former number 82 of the Alouettes.
He joins Matthieu Proulx, Bruno Heppell, and Pierre Vercheval, all former members of the team. It was in front of the camera in 2019, on the Montreal Alouettes’ website that Desriveaux got a taste for the entertainment and media industry. He interviewed players on a regular basis, who opened up beautifully thanks to his charisma and the good work of his colleague Émilie Desgagné.
He began to conduct interviews on TSN 690 radio and his comments were always well structured and supported by solid statistics. He was really invested in his work. It snowballed and next thing he knew, he landed the job on RDS!
“It’s not easy at first, I am back with my former teammate Matthieu Proulx who gives me precious advice on preparation. Bruno Heppell, Didier Orméjuste, and Pierre Vercheval do not hesitate to help me by giving me a few tricks that they’ve gained over the years. It makes a huge difference. It feels as if I am still in the Alouettes’ locker room and some of the veterans are here for me,” says Desriveaux with a smile.
An interesting road…
Danny Desriveaux was with the Alouettes for five years before finishing his career with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012. He caught more than 20 passes in each of his first two seasons and won the Grey Cup three times, two of them with Montreal.
The former Richmond University Spider, in the NCAA, also worked with the Montreal University’s Carabins and Danny Maciocia, with whom he won the Vanier Cup in 2014.
“Football has always been a part of my life and I’m still happy to be associated with it. I have to do my homework and study the games to know what I’m talking about, but I have a lot of fun doing it.”
As a father of two children with a wife working in education, Desriveaux also works full-time for Fana Sports, a company that creates athletic clothing for students. Let’s just say that he doesn’t have much time to get bored during the day!