Shaquille Murray-Lawrence was involved in a scary hit-and-run car accident but he’s ready to get back on the football field in Montreal.
The Canadian running back has signed a one-year deal with the Alouettes after beings on the wrong end of a crash in Vancouver last September.
The Lions put him on their disabled list and then released him. He’s looking to prove he can still play pro football and that the accident hasn’t left any lingering damage. Murray-Lawrence was drafted in the third round, 23rd overall by B.C. in the 2015 CFL draft after running a blazing 4.41 electronic 40-yard time at the CFL combine that same year.
B.C. released the 24-year-old after Week 1 in 2017 but brought him back a few weeks later. Murray-Lawrence had 10 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown, catching two passes for 24 yards and returning four kick-offs for 72 yards.
The five-foot-eight, 202-pounder played in 39 games over two seasons with the Leos, serving as the team’s primary kick return man in 2015 as a rookie. Murray-Lawrence has 60 kick-off returns for 1,288 yards (21.5 average) with a long of 66. The Scarborough, ON native saw time on offence, 47 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns and 13 receptions for 73 yards.