Former Regina Rams’ offensive lineman Andrew Becker retires from Montreal Alouettes

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Former Regina Rams’ offensive lineman Andrew Becker has retired from the Canadian Football League.

The native of Kelowna, B.C. was selected in the sixth round of the 2020 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. He would have been selected significantly higher were it not for his history of concussions — potentially as high as the first round.

Becker appeared in just three games with the Rams in 2019 due to injury, which hurt his draft stock. The ultra-athletic blocker was capable of starting at both centre and guard, which is the type of versatility CFL teams covet along the offensive line.

The Alouettes signed Canadian offensive lineman David Brown last week following a brief stint in The Spring League. The Western product will look to crack the lineup alongside a number of veterans, including Philippe Gagnon, Sean Jamieson, Jason Lauzon-Seguin, Landon Rice, Samuel Thomassin, and Zach Wilkinson.

Montreal selected three offensive linemen in the 2021 CFL Draft, but none are expected to be with the team this season. Pier-Olivier Lestage is with the Seattle Seahawks after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent, while Christopher Fournier (Louisiana Tech) and Patrick Davis (Syracuse) plan to return to school for their final years of NCAA eligibility.