Canadian offensive lineman Luc Brodeur-Jourdain will play his final game with the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday.
“It’s not an easy decision to make, but my role as a mentor over the past few seasons have made me realize that there is a life after my playing career and it’s time for me to see to it,” said the former Université Laval Rouge et Or player. “Obviously, Thursday’s game will be emotional for me, but I could not ask for a better scenario as I will be able to play my last game in front of our fans. Not every player has the luxury of knowing that they will jump on the field one last time,” Brodeur-Jourdain said in a statement.
“There are so many people I would like to thank that have allowed to live my dream of becoming a professional athlete in my home province and town, starting with my family which always supported me, as well as the Wetenhall family, our management, our coaches, my teammates, past and present and the mentors I had along the way, as well as the fans without who none of this would have been possible.”
Brodeur-Jourdain will play his 168th game in his 12th year in the CFL all of which was spent in Montreal. He was named a CFL all-star in 2012 and East Division all-star in 2014.