Picard in 2009.
|Born:||June 22, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||298 lb (135 kg)|
|CFL draft:||2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 23|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dominic Picard (born June 22, 1982) is a former Canadian football centre. He had an eleven-year career where he has played over 170 CFL games including Regular Season & Playoff games. He played CIS Football at Laval. Picard is now working at Séminaire St-François in Quebec City as a High School Football Coach & is in charge of the Football Program as well. He is also coaching at the CEGEP level at Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy as co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach.
Picard played four seasons for the Laval Rouge et Or (2002-2005) where he won two Vanier Cups (2003–04). During his 44 starts, Picard won the J. P. Metras Trophy in 2005, which is awarded to the top lineman in the country. He was named an All-Canadian in 2004 and 2005 and rookie of the year in the Quebec Conference in 2002. He battled Cancer during the 2004 Season where he missed 2 Playoffs games and then made a remarquable comeback in the 2005 Season where he won the top Lineman in the Country.
Picard was drafted 23rd overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2006 CFL Draft and played with the club for three seasons. He started a Grey Cup in 2007 where he was leading an offensive who allowed the fewest sacks in the CFL. He was working with Bob Wylie who has been coaching for more than 20 years in the National Football League. He then joined the Toronto Argonauts in 2009 as a top free agent and spent three seasons with the club where he has never missed a game with this Organization, including his selection as the top lineman of the Argos and first Eastern All-Star award in 2011. Picard tested free agency for a second time in his pro career and signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on February 16, 2012. Picard was selected top lineman for the Riders in 2012 and 2014 as well as top Canadian of the team in 2012. He won his first Grey Cup championship with the Roughriders in the 2013. After the end of the 2013 season, Picard signed a contract extension with the Roughriders through the 2015 season. However, the Roughriders released him on January 6, 2015 and he signed with the Blue Bombers that same day, returning to the team that drafted him. He was reunited with Bob Wylie once again, a coach that coached Picard in his early stage of his career back in Winnipeg. Picard was released by the Blue Bombers on December 30, 2015 and then signed with the Montreal Alouettes on January 19, 2016. Picard retired from the Alouettes on June 3, 2016.
- "Picard released by Riders, signs with Bombers". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
- "Riders ink Getzlaf, Bagg, Picard and LaBatte to extensions". Archived from the original on 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Veteran offensive lineman Dominic Picard joins Alouettes
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