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Alouettes sign running back A.J. Rose

Montreal, February 13, 2023 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed American running back A.J. Rose.

Rose (6’1″, 212 lbs.) had a brilliant collegiate career with the University of Kentucky Wildcats, amassing 1,971 rushing yards on 341 carries in 44 games, including 24 as a starter. The 25-year-old Cleveland, OH native also caught 24 passes for 233 yards and one major. He was named the Gator Bowl MVP in Januray 2021, registering 148 yards on 14 carries in his last university game.

He was a member of the Minnesota Vikings practice squad and took part in the Los Angeles Rams training camp last summer.

“We are happy to add a player as explosive and exciting as A.J. to our roster. He was highly recommended by our former player Anwar Stewart, who is on the University of Kentucky coaching staff. We are looking forward to seeing him on a Canadian field this spring,” said Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia.