July 4, 1958 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|College||Fairmont State University|
|NFL draft||1982 / Round: 8 / Pick: 218|
|Drafted by||Buffalo Bills|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Honours||Fairmont State Athletic Hall of Fame (2008)|
Tousignant attended Fairmont State University from 1978 to 1981, and played in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He was a second-team All-America honouree, the WVIAC's offensive player of the year, and a first-team all-league selection in 1981, when he led the Falcons to the conference title, a 9-2 overall record, and a berth in the NAIA Playoffs. His 4,737 passing yards and 30 career touchdown passes were school records which stood for 14 years.
Tousignant's only professional season was the 1982 CFL season with the Montreal Concordes (which is part of the Montreal Alouettes franchise history.) He played in all of their 16 games, starting 5 times. He completed only 75 of his 174 passes, for 989 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. The Concordes finished the year 2-14.
He is notable for not only being a Canadian starting at quarterback for a CFL team, which is rare, but is also the only French Canadian ever to start at quarterback.
In 2008, the Fairmont State University Athletic Association named him to their Athletic Hall of Fame.
- Cochran, Duane (2008-10-06). "FSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct six". Times West Virginian. Retrieved 2009-02-15.