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Montreal, February 11, 2022 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Friday that the team has signed National defensive lineman Vincent Desjardins to a one-year contract.
Desjardins (6’1”, 275 lbs.) spent the last two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders after the team selected him with the 17th overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft. He registered three defensive tackles, forced a fumble and recovered one in 18 CFL career games.
The Université Laval Rouge et Or alumnus spent four seasons with the team, winning two Vanier Cups, earning a spot on the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Defensive All Star Team, on top of being voted a U SPORTS’ All-Canadian in his last three campaigns.
In 25 collegiate games, the 26-year-old recorded 51 tackles and 11.5 sacks. The Quebec City native defensive end also forced three fumbles and recovered one.
“I have known Vincent since his years at Université Laval, and he is a player that displays a lot of aggressiveness on the field”, said Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “We are adding depth to our team, and a player that will help us on special teams.