Alouettes CFL Draft pick, OL Christopher Fournier commits to Louisiana Tech University

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Canadian offensive lineman Christopher Fournier has committed to Louisiana Tech University.

Following a four-year career at Lehigh University, Fournier entered the NCAA transfer portal and decided to attend LA Tech for his final season of eligibility.

The Orleans, Ontario native was a three-year starter for Lehigh. He played in seven games as a freshman in 2017, making three starts at centre. Then moved to left tackle as a sophomore and proceeded to start all 25 games over his final three seasons at the position.

Fournier was Lehigh’s most experienced and most consistent lineman over his final two seasons and earned second team All-Patriot League honours following the recently-completed spring 2021 campaign. He graduated from Lehigh in May with a degree in civil engineering.

The Montreal Alouettes selected the six-foot-four, 285-pound blocker in the third round, 27th overall during the 2021 CFL Draft in May. 3DownNation CFL Draft analyst John Hodge gave the Als an A- for the pick.

3 (27) Montreal Alouettes — OL Christopher Fournier, Lehigh

Has received offers from Toledo and Connecticut after making 25 starts over three seasons at the Division II level. Moves well and should improve playing against improved NCAA competition in 2021.

Has experience playing all along the offensive line, but best projects as a CFL guard or centre. If he plays in the CFL in 2021 — which he might — I really like this pick for the Alouettes.

Fournier won’t be in Montreal if there is a 2021 CFL season, instead he’ll be playing at the NCAA level while continuing to develop prior to playing in the pros.