The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian defensive back Marc-Antoine Dequoy to a three-year contract through the 2023 season.
The six-foot-three, 190-pound Dequoy was the first player selected by the Als in the 2020 CFL Draft in the second round, 14th overall. The Montrealer played four seasons for the University of Montreal Carabins, helping the team reach the Vanier Cup in 2019.
“I got the chance to get to know Marc-Antoine well with the Carabins and I am looking forward to seeing him play with the Alouettes, in his hometown,” Alouettes’ general manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement. “His speed, his fieriness and his football sense are all assets for our football team, on top his great leadership skills.”
In his last U Sports season, the 26-year-old made 34 solo tackles and seven assisted tackles, on top of making three interceptions, including one for a touchdown, which earned him an All-Canadian selection. The former College Montmorency Nomade was also voted the Defensive Player of the Year in the Quebec in 2018.
Dequoy registered an impressive 4.35 40-yard time during his pro day in 2020, which turned many heads on both sides of the border and earned him a deal with the Green Bay Packers last spring.