MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that the club has signed national defensive backs Chris Ackie and Michael Carter to new one-year deals.
Both were set to become free agents in February.
“Chris has fully recovered from his season-ending injury suffered on July 27 and his return is expected to greatly help the defensive squad,” said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “Michael is a very passionate and versatile player and we are extremely happy to be able to count on them for the 2018 season.”
Shamawd Chambers had big plans when he arrived at Laurier for his first year of university.
“I wanted to play pro football from the first day I stepped on campus,” says the Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver, who has played for three Canadian Football League (CFL) teams during his six-year career and was the top Canadian in the 2015 Grey Cup game.
Chambers played four seasons with the Golden Hawks before the Edmonton Eskimos drafted him sixth overall in 2012. He says he achieved his goal thanks to a combination of athletic ability and the life skills he learned at Laurier.
“Being a student athlete is like having two full-time jobs,” says Chambers, who studied religion and culture. “Being at Laurier made adapting to and preparing for pro football a lot easier.”
Helping student athletes succeed in sport and in life is a hallmark of the Laurier athletic experience.
Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
The month of May has quickly come and gone and already we are under two and a half months until we start training camp.
More players than ever have decided to stay in Kitchener-Waterloo this summer to train and work out with their teammates. Many of these players spend the summer not only training, but taking summer school classes and working a variety of jobs.