The Montreal Alouettes have signed Canadian fullback Christophe Normand to a two-year contract through the 2023 season.
The six-foot-two, 238-pound Normand joined the Als in 2019 and has not missed a game with the team since. The Université Laval Rouge et Or product also played in Winnipeg and Edmonton before signing with Montreal after being a fourth-round pick of the Blue Bombers in 2015.
The 30-year-old native of Bromont, Que. has been an important part of the Alouettes pass protection while helping create openings for all-star running back William Stanback. He has also caught five passes for 24 yards and registered 18 special teams tackles during two seasons in La Belle Province.
“Christophe possesses a near perfect work ethic,” said Alouettes’ general manager Danny Maciocia in a statement. “He was able to deliver when he hit the field. He is loved by all his teammates and his good humour is contagious.”
Normand was Montreal’s nominee for the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award in 2021. This honour is given to a Canadian CFL player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s veterans: strength, perseverance, courage, comradeship, and contribution to Canadian communities.