Keith Shologan

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Keith Shologan
No. 74     Montreal Alouettes
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Date of birth (1985-11-26) November 26, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Spruce Grove, Alberta
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) DT
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 295 lb (134 kg)
College UCF
CFL draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by Saskatchewan Roughriders
Expansion draft 2013 / Round: 2
Drafted by Ottawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2008 San Diego Chargers*
20082013 Saskatchewan Roughriders
20142015 Ottawa Redblacks
2016 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2017–present Montreal Alouettes
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Keith Shologan (born November 26, 1985) is a Canadian football defensive tackle for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Central Florida. Shologan has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Ottawa Redblacks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

College career[edit]

Shologan spent four seasons at the University of Central Florida and also started all four years on the Knights' defensive line.[1] As a senior in 2007, he recorded 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks.[1] His performance earned him All-Conference USA second team honours.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Shologan was considered a top pick in the 2008 CFL Draft and a possible pick of the Edmonton Eskimos along with Dimitri Tsoumpas and Samuel Giguere.[2] However Shologan signed with the San Diego Chargers. He attended the Chargers training camp; however, he was cut on June 21.[3][4]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

A week after he was cut by San Diego he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[5] He joined Saskatchewan in week eight after they drafted him with the fourth pick in the 2008 draft.[1] He appeared in one game as a backup defensive lineman against the Edmonton Eskimos and recorded two tackles.[1][3] The Roughriders lost Shologan's debut by a score of 27–10.[6] During the Roughriders 2009 training camp, Shologan was called a "standout" by head coach Ken Miller, and when told about Miller's comments, Shologan responded by saying "aw shucks".[3] On August 16, 2009, Shologan scored his first ever CFL touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a tight end on a 1-yard reception in the end zone from Steven Jyles. After the 2010 Grey Cup, Shologan was named the game's Top Canadian for his performance, despite the Roughriders loss to the Montreal Alouettes.[7]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Shologan was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL) in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. Shologan played with the Redbacks in their inaugural season, and their second season, before leaving in free-agency in February 2016. During his time in Ottawa he played in 34 games, amassing 41 tackles and 8 quarterback sacks.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On February 9, 2016, Shologan signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL).[8] In one season in Winnipeg he contributed with 22 tackles and 2 sacks over 18 games. He was released by the Bombers prior to free agency on January 31, 2017.[9]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

The following day (February 1, 2017) Shologan signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes (CFL).[10]

Personal[edit]

Shologan lives on a bull farm with his family in Northern Alberta during the off-season and he enjoys playing squash in his spare time.[1] His two younger sisters died in 2001, when Shologan was 15.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "#74 Keith Shologan". Saskatchewan Roughriders. Archived from the original on April 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ Huntington, Jonathan (April 29, 2008). "Draft-day options". Slam Sports. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Hamilton, Ian (June 21, 2009). "Riders' Shologan gets into 'CFL shape'". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  4. ^ Lefko, Perry (June 21, 2008). "Chargers release Riders' pick". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Roughriders agree to terms with defensive tackle Keith Shologan". The Leader-Post. June 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  6. ^ Husdal, Braden (August 27, 2008). "Shologan lone Rider ecstatic after Esks game". The Star Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  7. ^ Griwkowsky, Con (2010-11-29). "Duo deserve honours". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  8. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl-free-agency-live-blog-1.435411
  9. ^ "Bombers release national DL Keith Shologan". CFL.ca. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  10. ^ "Als sign Shologan to two-year deal". CFL.ca. 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  11. ^ Hall, Vicki (January 21, 2008). "Hard work makes a dream come true". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2009-06-26. [dead link]

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