Alouettes sign LS Martin Bédard to two-year deal

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The Montreal Alouettes may have a new kicker this year, but the man getting him the ball will remain the same.

Martin Bédard signed a new two-year deal with the only CFL team he’s ever played for on Tuesday. This season will be the Quebec City native’s 12th in Montreal, where he’s played 179 games to date.

“I’ve always had the Alouettes logo tattooed on my heart and I am more than happy to continue being a member of the family and contribute to the team’s success,” Bédard said in a release.

“We accomplished nice things in 2019, and I am already looking forward to push even harder this upcoming season.”

Bédard is a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning titles with the Alouettes in 2009 and 2010.

The long snapper was drafted 14th overall in the second round of the 2009 draft by Montreal. Before that, Bédard was a long snapper and tight end for the University of Connecticut Huskies where he appeared in 13 games over two seasons, mostly in a special teams role.