Alouettes sign two-time national champion RB Tavien Feaster

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The Montreal Alouettes have signed former NFL running back and two-time national champion Tavien Feaster.

Feaster won two national championships with the Clemson University Tigers in 2016 and 2018. In three seasons with the Tigers, the 24-year-old amassed 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns on 222 carries in 38 games. He also caught 23 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown.

The native of Spartanburg, S.C. ranks second in Clemson history with 5.99 yards-per-carry. He shared the backfield at Clemson with fourth-round 2017 NFL Draft pick Wayne Gallman as well as first-round 2021 NFL Draft pick Travis Etienne Jr.

“Tavien is a real tank that is without fear when he runs with the ball,” said general manager Danny Maciocia in a statement. “His strength, combined to his speed add a lot of depth to our team.”

After transferring to the University of South Carolina for his final collegiate season, the six-foot, 221-pound ball carrier recorded 672 yards on 124 carries, crossing the goal line five times with the Gamecocks. He added 87 yards on 17 receptions and one touchdown.

Feaster then went on to be a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Detroit Lions in the NFL. Last season, he played three games with the Arizona Cardinals.