June 14, 2022

Trade: Alouettes acquire running back Walter Fletcher from Elks

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' DeAundre Alford (45) tackles Edmonton Elks' Walter Fletcher (25) during second half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Montreal, June 14, 2022 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Tuesday that the team has acquired American running back Walter Fletcher from the Edmonton Elks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.Fletcher (5’9”, 202 lbs.) played 11 games in his first season with the Edmonton Elks in 2021, where he earned 302 yards on 67 runs. The 25-year-old caught 22 passes for 177 yards. Fletcher played three years for the Edinboro University Fighting Scots. After his sophomore year, he ran for a school-record 1,740 yards on 253 carries, which ranks fifth in a season. Fletcher ranked second in NCAA Division II in rushing yards, along with ranking second nationally in rushing yards per game (158.2) and scored 18 rushing touchdowns and added three receiving touchdowns. He rushed for 100-or-more yards in eight of 11 games, including a school-record four games with 200-or-more yards.Fletcher then transferred to play for the Ball State Cardinals in 2019. In 132 runs, he gained 726 yards adding five touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns.“We are adding depth to our team”, said Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “Walter delivered each time his number was called, and he is very talented. He knows our league and this was an important factor for us”.