Original Redblack: Ottawa re-signs Canadian DB Antoine Pruneau

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The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed Canadian defensive back Antoine Pruneau to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

“Antoine has been an important piece of this team for a long time and we’re very happy he’ll continue to make Ottawa home for he and his family,” general manager Shawn Burke said. “As much as he brings on the field, he brings even more off of it and in the community.”

After being selected fourth overall in the 2014 CFL Draft, Pruneau has appeared in 104 games, recording 417 tackles, 10 interceptions, four sacks, four forced fumbles, and one touchdown. The Montreal native has been a key component of Ottawa’s success since entering the league, helping the team to their first Grey Cup win in 2016, and earning CFL all-star honours in 2017.

During the 2021 campaign, the 32 year-old Pruneau dressed for 11 games, tallying 40 total tackles and one interception to seal the win over the Edmonton Elks in his 100th CFL game.

This will be Pruneau’s eighth season in the CFL, all with the Redblacks.