Pierre Lavertu

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Pierre Lavertu
No. 63
Born: (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 28)
Quebec City, Quebec
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) OL
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 298 lb (135 kg)
University Laval
CFL draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
20142017 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 2015
Career stats

Pierre Lavertu (born May 11, 1990) is a former Canadian football offensive lineman who played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Stampeders with the first overall pick in the 2014 CFL Draft. He played CIS football at Laval University.

College career[edit]

Lavertu played football for the Laval Rouge et Or. He was a four-time Quebec conference All-Star and a three-time CIS All-Canadian. He was a member of the Rouge et Or’s Vanier Cup-winning teams in 2010, 2012 and 2013.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Lavertu was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders with the first pick in the 2014 CFL Draft.[2] He signed with the Stampeders on May 29, 2014. He made his CFL debut on June 28, 2014 against the Montreal Alouettes.[1] Lavertu played for four seasons in the CFL, spending the 2017 season on injured reserve before announcing his retirement in April 2018.[3] Lavertu played in 41 games in his three active seasons, but was hampered by injuries in 2016 and then missed all of 2017.[4] After consulting with doctors he determined he would not be able to play at the level he expected of himself, and thus announced his decision to retire from professional football.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pierre Lavertu". stampeders.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bucholtz, Andrew (May 13, 2014). "Calgary takes Pierre Lavertu with first-overall pick: how will he fit in with the Stamps". ca.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stamps lineman Lavertu hangs up cleats". calgaryherald.com. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Stamps' Lavertu retires after losing season to injury - Article - TSN". TSN. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-04-24. 
  5. ^ "Stampeders' Pierre Lavertu retires from CFL after losing 2017 season to injury | The Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24. 

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