Redblacks extend reliable long snapper Louis-Philippe Bourassa

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed long snapper Louis-Philippe Bourassa to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

Bourassa has spent his entire 50 game, three-year CFL career in Ottawa, the last two spent as a key piece of the trio featuring kicker Lewis Ward and punter Richie Leone. He served a two-game suspension handed down on July 23 after a positive drug test.

The 28-year-old from Shawinigan, Quebec played his university football for the University of Montreal Carabins. Ottawa selected Bourassa in the fourth round, 36th overall during the 2017 CFL draft.

“I’m excited to continue working with LP, he’s a not only an outstanding professional who performs consistently at a very high level and works tirelessly at his craft but he’s also a great leader and teammate as well,” special teams coordinator Bob Dyce said.

Dyce has worked with Bourassa throughout his time in Ottawa.

“As I always say ‘it all starts with the snap’.”