Étienne Boulay

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Étienne Boulay
No. 27
Etienne Boulay et Patrice Belanger 02a.JPG
Boulay, left, in 2011
Born: (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 37)
Montreal, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
CollegeNew Hampshire
CFL draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
20062007Montreal Alouettes
2008New York Jets*
20082011Montreal Alouettes
2012Toronto Argonauts
*Offseason and/or preseason only.
Career highlights and awards
AwardsFrank M. Gibson Trophy (2006)
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Étienne Boulay (born March 10, 1983) is a former Canadian football safety. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, with whom he won the 100th Grey Cup championship. He previously played for the Montreal Alouettes from 2006 to 2011 where he won two more Grey Cup championships. He was drafted 16th overall by the Alouettes in the 2006 CFL Draft. He played college football for the New Hampshire Wildcats.

Boulay signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League in 2008 but was released in preseason.

Early years[edit]

Boulay played at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. In 2001, he led Kent to the New England Class A Championship in football as a running back, defensive back, and team captain. Following the season, Etienne was voted the New England Class A Player of the Year for 2001. In high school, he attended College Jean-Eudes in Montreal, Quebec, playing defensive back for the football team.

College career[edit]

He played for the New Hampshire Wildcats from 2002 to 2005. He played 13 games in 2004, making 65 tackles and intercepting three passes. He also registered 66 tackles and five interceptions in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

He was drafted in the second round (16th pick) in the 2006 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. That season, he finished fifth in the CFL with 20 special teams tackles and won the East Division Most Outstanding Rookie, 2006 and the Alouettes Most Outstanding Rookie, 2006 awards.

New York Jets[edit]

On January 18, 2008, he signed a contract with the New York Jets. He was waived on July 24 following the signing of first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston.

Return to Montreal[edit]

Boulay returned to Montreal in August 2008.[1] On June 15, 2012, Boulay was released by the Alouettes.[2]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On July 15, 2012, Boulay signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts, later winning the 100th Grey Cup.[3] He was released on December 19, 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Alouettes bring back Etienne Boulay". CBC Sports. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  2. ^ http://en.montrealalouettes.com/article/alouettes-release-etienne-boulay-and-diamond-ferri The Alouettes release Étienne Boulay and Diamond Ferri
  3. ^ https://montrealgazette.com/sports/Boulay+lands+with+Argos/6938636/story.html
  4. ^ Argos release Boulay, add two to defence

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