Alouettes sign three Canadians, including a running back

The Alouettes have signed running back Chucks Okafor, linebacker Adrian Clarke and long snapper Emmett Tims, all nationals.

Okafor played two seasons with Wilfrid Laurier University in 2013 and 2014. The 23-year-old running back gained 106 yards and scored one touchdown on 23 rushes with the Golden Hawks.

Clarke was drafted in the fourth round, 32nd overall during the 2014 CFL draft. The 26-year-old has played 50 games over three seasons and made 25 special teams tackles. He played collegiately for Bishop’s University.

Tims was drafted in the sixth round, 50th overall by the Alouettes in the 2016 CFL draft. He finished his time at the University of Saskatchewan as a defensive lineman but more importantly, a standout long snapper.