2008 Montreal Alouettes season
|2008 Montreal Alouettes season|
|Head coach||Marc Trestman|
|Home field||Molson Stadium|
|Division place||1st, East|
|Playoff finish||Lost in Grey Cup|
The 2008 Montreal Alouettes season was the 42nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 56th overall. The Alouettes finished first place in the East Division, won the East Final and advanced to the 96th Grey Cup in Montreal, where they lost to the Calgary Stampeders.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Statistics
- 4 Playoffs
- 5 Awards and records
- 6 References
The CFL announced on Monday, April 28, the Alouettes exceeded last year's $4.05-million cap by $108,285 and have been fined $116,570 as a result. Montreal was more than $100,000 over, therefore, it will also lose the fourth overall selection in Wednesday's Canadian college draft. Montreal will now be relegated to just one selection in the first-round, coming at No. 7.
In the 2008 CFL Draft, 48 players were chosen from among 752 eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA. The first two rounds were broadcast on TSN.ca with host Rod Black.
|2||12||Andrew Woodruff||OL||Boise State|
|4||32 (via Saskatchewan)||Gurminder Thind||OL||South Carolina|
|6||48 (via Saskatchewan)||Luc Brodeur-Jourdain||OL||Laval|
|A||June 12||vs. Toronto Argonauts||Molson Stadium||37–34||Win||20,202||1–0–0|
|B||June 19||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Canad Inns Stadium||16–19||Loss||29,553||1–1–0|
- On October 4, Montreal Alouettes slotback, Ben Cahoon surpassed Ray Elgaard to become the leading Canadian receiver in CFL history, with 831 receptions, against the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
|X-Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||8||10||0||435||490||16||Details|
|1||June 26||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Ivor Wynne Stadium||33–10||Win||20,589||1–0|
|2||July 4||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Molson Stadium||38–24||Win||20,202||2–0|
|3||July 10||Calgary Stampeders||Molson Stadium||23–19||Loss||20,202||2–1|
|4||July 19||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||Mosaic Stadium||41–33||Loss||28,800||2–2|
|5||July 25||at BC Lions||BC Place Stadium||36–34||Loss||30,132||2–3|
|6||July 31||Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Molson Stadium||40–33||Win||20,202||3–3|
|7||Aug 8||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Canad Inns Stadium||39–11||Win||27,674||4–3|
|8||Aug 15||at Toronto Argonauts||Rogers Centre||32–14||Win||30,521||5–3|
|10||Aug 29||BC Lions||Molson Stadium||30–25||Win||20,202||6–3|
|11||Sept 7||Toronto Argonauts||Molson Stadium||45–19||Win||20,202||7–3|
|12||Sept 12||at Calgary Stampeders||McMahon Stadium||41–30||Loss||30,960||7–4|
|13||Sept 21||Edmonton Eskimos||Molson Stadium||40–4||Win||20,202||8–4|
|14||Sept 28||Saskatchewan Roughriders||Molson Stadium||37–12||Win||20,202||9–4|
|15||Oct 4||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Ivor Wynne Stadium||44–36||Loss||20,423||9–5|
|16||Oct 13||Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Molson Stadium||42–11||Win||20,202||10–5|
|17||Oct 17||at Toronto Argonauts||Rogers Centre||43–34||Win||30,262||11–5|
|18||Oct 26||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Molson Stadium||24–23||Loss||20,202||11–6|
|20||Oct 31||at Edmonton Eskimos||Commonwealth Stadium||37–14||Loss||29,911||11–7|
- Games played with colour uniforms.
- Games played with white uniforms.
- Games played with alternate uniforms.
|2008 Montreal Alouettes roster|
Italics indicate Import players
Awards and records
- Ben Cahoon, Nominee, Outstanding Canadian Award
- Anthony Calvillo, Led Eastern Division, Passing Yards (5,624)
- Anthony Calvillo, Led CFL, Passing Attempts (682)
- Anthony Calvillo, Led CFL, Passing Completions (472)
- Anthony Calvillo, Led Eastern Division, Passing Completion (69.8%)
- Anthony Calvillo, Led CFL, Passing Touchdowns (43)
- Anthony Calvillo, Led CFL, Passer Rating (107.2) 
- CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award – Anthony Calvillo (QB), Montreal Alouettes
- Avon Cobourne, Led CFL Eastern Division, Rushing Yards, (950)
- CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award – Scott Flory (OG), Montreal Alouettes
- Terry Evanshen Trophy, Anthony Calvillo
- Josh Bourke, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Anthony Calvillo, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Bryan Chiu, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Avon Cobourne, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Damon Duval, CFL Eastern All-Star, Special Teams
- Mark Estelle, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
- Scott Flory, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- T.J. Hill, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
- Paul Lambert, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Jamel Richardson, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Davis Sanchez, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
- Kerry Watkins, Eastern Division All-Star, Offence
- Keron Williams, CFL Eastern All-Star, Defence
- CANOE – SLAM! Sports – CFL – CFL News: Riders, Als surpassed salary cap Archived May 6, 2008, at Archive.is
- "Draft List for Year 2008" (PDF). Canadian Football League. 2008-01-28.[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2009-11-19.2008 CFL Canadian Draft
- "Schedule". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "Stats - Passing". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "Stats - Rushing". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "Stats - Receiving". CFL.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "2008 EAST & WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2016-03-14.