Pierre Vercheval

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Pierre Vercheval
Date of birth: (1964-11-22) November 22, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth: Rocourt, Belgium
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): G
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
University: Western Ontario
CFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17
Drafted by: Edmonton Eskimos
As player:
Edmonton Eskimos
Toronto Argonauts
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
CFL East All-Star: 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
CFL West All-Star: 1992
Awards: 2000 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Career stats

Pierre Vercheval (born November 22, 1964 in Rocourt, Belgium [1] is a former all star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League.

Vercheval played his university football at the University of Western Ontario, where he won the J.P. Metras Trophy top lineman in Canadian university football in 1987. He tried out with the New England Patriots of the NFL, unsuccessfully, and signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1988, beginning a 14-year CFL career.

He played five seasons in Edmonton, then moved to the Toronto Argonauts for four seasons, from 1993 to 1997 (68 total games.) He was an all star three times and was part of the Argonauts powerful back-to-back Grey Cup winners of 1996 and 1997. He finished his career with the Montreal Alouettes, from 1998 to 2001 (78 games) being named an all star three more times and winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 2000. In 2007, he became the first francophone to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[2]

Always a fan favourite in predominantely Francophone Montreal, fully bilingual Vercheval is currently enjoying a successful second career as a football commentator on the French-language RDS television station.

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