Guillaume Allard-Caméus

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Guillaume Allard-Caméus
No. 34, 43
Born: (1984-11-02) November 2, 1984 (age 34)
Laval, Quebec
Career information
Position(s)FB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
UniversityLaval
High schoolCégep du Vieux Montréal
CFL draft2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 33
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
2009Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2009Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards

Guillaume Allard-Caméus (born November 2, 1984) is a former Canadian football fullback who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 CFL Draft. During the 2009 season, he went on to play four games with the Tiger-Cats and three with the Alouettes. He played college football for the Laval Rouge et Or, winning the Vanier Cup in 2006 and 2008.

College career[edit]

Allard-Caméus played football at Laval University. In 2006, he played a large role in the Rouge et Or's national championship run in the post-season. He ran for a touchdown in the conference semifinal against the McGill Redmen and led his team with 97 rushing yards in the Dunsmore Cup.[1][2] In the 42nd Vanier Cup, the Rouge et Or won 13–8 against the Saskatchewan Huskies after Allard-Caméus scored a touchdown on a goal-line attempt.[3][4] As a senior in 2008, Allard-Caméus received 77 carries for 389 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season.[5] He scored a touchdown in the Uteck Bowl against the Calgary Dinos to help the Rouge et Or advance to the 44th Vanier Cup.[6] In the championship game, the Rouge et Or defeated the Western Ontario Mustangs 44–21 as Allard-Caméus became a two-time Vanier Cup champion.[7][8][9]

Professional career[edit]

Allard-Caméus was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with the 33rd overall pick. He went on to play four games with the Tiger-Cats, making two special teams tackles. He was later released by the team.[10] In late August, the Montreal Alouettes signed Allard-Caméus to the practice squad, primarily intending to use him on special teams.[11] He played in three games for the Alouettes on special teams, spending most of his time on the practice roster through the end of the season.[10][12] He was a member of the Alouettes when they won the 97th Grey Cup.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, Randy (November 5, 2006). "Stingers strike in 2nd half: Whip Carabins to set up clash with Rouge Et Or". The Gazette. p. B5.
  2. ^ Phillips, Randy (November 12, 2006). "A walk in the park for laval: Rouge et or 28, Stingers 12. Capitalizes on concordia's botched plays". The Gazette. p. B7.
  3. ^ "Third time a charm". The Halifax Daily News. November 26, 2006. p. 60.
  4. ^ Cook, Tim (November 25, 2006). "Laval wins Vanier Cup". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Vanier Cup matchup". The Toronto Star. November 22, 2008. p. S09.
  6. ^ Mingo, Rita (November 17, 2008). "Laval to face Mustangs in Vanier Cup; 'They Responded'; Advance with 59–10 victory over Calgary". National Post. p. S7.
  7. ^ Sandler, Jeremy (November 23, 2008). "Laval claims Vanier Cup". The Calgary Herald. p. F1.
  8. ^ "Laval wins Vanier Cup again". CBC Sports. November 22, 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  9. ^ "2008 Vanier Cup – Laval 44, Western 21". Game Information. Canadian Interuniversity Sports. November 22, 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 143. ISBN 978-0983513667.
  11. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (September 1, 2009). "Injury breaches Als' front; Bourke tears MCL: Left tackle anchors Calvillo's blindside". The Gazette. p. C1.
  12. ^ Myles, Stephanie (December 3, 2009). "Fans identify with Als". The Gazette. p. D3.
  13. ^ "RETURNING AS A CHAMPION". cfl.ca. October 19, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  14. ^ Coallier. Marie-France (December 2, 2009). "Gallery: Alouettes victory parade". windsorstar.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017.