Matthieu Proulx

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Matthieu Proulx
Date of birth: (1981-04-16) April 16, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Plaster Rock, New Brunswick
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): S
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
College: Laval
CFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted by: Montreal Alouettes
Organizations
As player:
20052010 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 2009
Awards:
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Matthieu Proulx (born April 16, 1981 in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick) is a former safety with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Early years[edit]

Proulx was born in New Brunswick but his family relocated to Gatineau. He began Canadian football as a sport to play in between baseball and skiing and had to travel to Gloucester, Ontario to play at the midget level at age 18. To play football at CEGEP level, Proulx had to go to Montreal and played for Collège André-Grasset.[1]

Proulx attended Université Laval, majoring in law, and played for the Rouge-et-Or from 2001 to 2004. Over 18 games between 2002 and 2004, he intercepted five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown, scored two touchdowns on punt returns, and recorded 54 tackles, six sacks, seven pass knockdowns, and two forced fumbles.[2] He won back-to-back Vanier Cups with Laval in 2003 and 2004 and was awarded the Bruce Coulter Award as the most outstanding defensive player in the 2004 Vanier Cup.

Professional career[edit]

Proulx was drafted by Montreal in the first round in the 2005 CFL Draft and was the runner-up for the 2005 CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.

2008 CFL season may be considered his breakthrough season, however.[1] He had been scheduled to start at safety but suffered a hamstring injury at the beginning of the season. Nevertheless, he recovered to dress for 11 games, including five starts, and has moved ahead of Étienne Boulay on the depth chart.[1]

He studied for the bar in Montreal in 2007[2] and pursues a career in law during the off-season and intends continue upon his retirement.[1]

On March 1, 2011, Radio-Canada announced on its website that Proulx will officially announce his retirement from professional football the next day at the age 29.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Zurkowsky, Herb (2008-11-20). "Winning CFL title 'would be huge,' Proulx says". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Matthieu Proulx". Rosters. Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/football/2011/03/01/002-lcf-alouettes-matthieu-proulx.shtml

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