Antony Auclair took part in a rookie singing challenge in Tampa Bay.
The Laval University product took the stage after some other first-year players and sung O Canada in french on the first episode of Hard Knocks this year.
Buccaneers franchise quarterback Jameis Winston liked it so much that he stood and placed his hand over his heart as the rest of the team followed.
The six-foot-five, 254-pounder had 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games for the Rouge et Or last year. He recorded a team-high 70 receiving yards and one touchdown in Laval’s 2016 Vanier Cup championship victory.
Then he garnered an invite to the East-West Shrine Game. After showing well in Florida, 17 NFL teams travelled to Quebec City to see Auclair perform at his pro day. That made 10 NFL teams bring him in for a visit.
Auclair signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers immediately after the 2017 NFL draft. Saskatchewan selected him in the fourth round, 30th overall in the 2017 CFL draft.
During training camp in Tampa Bay, Auclair has been shining while sharing his Canadian pride.