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Montreal, June 2, 2021 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed kicker David Côté and linebacker Ethan Makonzo, two players selected in the 2021 CFL Canadian Draft.
Côté was chosen in the fifth round (45th total), while Makonzo was selected in the sixth round (46th total) last May.
Côté (6’4”, 215 lbs.) played for the Université Laval Rouge et Or and led the RSEQ conference with 108 points in 2019, including 72 which came from his conference high 24 field goals. He was named a RSEQ First Team All-Star and was invited to the Hula Bowl this past January, even if the 2020 season was cancelled. He made three field goals in his team’s 15-13 win. He helped the Rouge et Or win two national championships in 2016 and 2018.
Makonzo (6’1′, 220 lbs.) played eight games with the Université de Montreal Carabins in 2019, while intercepting two passes and amassing six solo tackles and five assisted tackles. The Montreal, QC native was chosen on the RSEQ Defensive All-Star Team. He joins Danny Maciocia the General Manager of the Alouettes who was his head coach with the Carabins.
“We are pleased to have reached these agreements, which will allow us to count on these two players come training camp. They both played football in Quebec and we know them really well”, said Danny Maciocia, General Manager of the Alouettes. “Côté and Makonzo are extremely proud to be part of the Alouettes and we know they will give their all when they will step on the field.”