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Alouettes mourn the passing of Dahrran Diedrick

Montreal, June 24, 2023 – The Montreal Alouettes are saddened to learn of the death of former running back Dahrran Diedrick, who passed away at the age of 44.

Diedrick wore the Alouettes colors from 2006 to 2013, winning two Grey Cups (2009, 2010), before returning to the nest in 2014 after a stint with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The former third-round pick (24th overall) in 2002 by Edmonton spent time in the NFL with San Diego, Green Bay and Washington. He hoisted his first Grey Cup in his rookie season with Edmonton in 2005.

In 130 career CFL games, he rushed for 872 yards and six touchdowns on 179 carries.

“Dahrran was a very good friend of mine in the locker room, and we kept in touch after our careers,” said Eric Deslauriers, senior director of football operations with the Alouettes and Diedrick’s former teammate for eight seasons in Montreal. “I remember a very physical player when he had the ball, no one could take it away from him. My thoughts are with his loved ones and his family, my heart is very heavy right now.”

“I won two championships with Dahrran, and he was a very important piece of our team,” said Anthony Calvillo, offensive coordinator and quarterback coach with the Alouettes, who played eight seasons with Diedrick in Montreal. “He was always in a good mood and got along with everyone in our dressing room. He leaves us far too young, and I send my best thoughts to his loved ones.”