The Montreal Alouettes have signed two selections from the 2021 CFL Draft, kicker David Cote and linebacker Ethan Makonzo.
“We are pleased to have reached these agreements, which will allow us to count on these two players come training camp. They both played football in Quebec and we know them really well”, general manager Danny Maciocia said in a statement.
“Cote and Makonzo are extremely proud to be part of the Alouettes and we know they will give their all when they will step on the field.”
Cote was chosen in the fifth round, 45th overall. The six-foot-four, 215-pound kicker played for Laval University and led the Quebec conference with 108 points in 2019, including 72 which came from his conference-high 24 field goals.
He was named a Quebec Conference first-team all-star and was invited to the Hula Bowl this past January, even though the 2020 season was cancelled. Cote made three field goals in his team’s 15-13 win. The three-point specialist helped the Rouge et Or win two Vanier Cup championships in 2016 and 2018.
Meanwhile, Makonzo was selected in the sixth round, 46th overall. The six-foot-two, 220-pounder played eight games with the University of Montreal in 2019. He intercepted two passes and amassed six solo tackles and five assisted tackles.
The Montreal native was chosen on the Quebec Conference all-star team. He rejoins Maciocia who was his head coach with the Carabins.