S.J. Green will be in Montreal on Friday to sign a one-day contract with the club in order to officially retire as a member of the team.
The native of Fort Worth, Texas played 13 seasons in the CFL as a member of the Montreal Alouettes (2007-2009, 2010-2016) and Toronto Argonauts (2007-2009). He made a total of 716 receptions for 10,222 yards and 60 touchdowns over 116 career games and ranks fifteenth all-time on the league’s receiving yardage list. He was named a CFL all-star twice and an East Division all-star eight times.
“A true champion! Selfless leader, great father, husband, and teammate!” tweeted former Alouettes’ head coach Marc Trestman.
Green won three Grey Cups during his career, including two as a member of the Alouettes (2009, 2010) and one as a member of the Argonauts (2017). He missed almost the entire 2016 season following a devastating knee injury that included a torn ACL, MCL, PCL, and meniscus yet was able to bounce back for three more all-star seasons.
The six-foot-two, 217-pound receiver signed with the New York Jets in January 2010 but was released four months later before returning to Montreal. He made what is arguably the best catch in CFL history on Canada Day that year in a 54-51 double overtime loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Green will be at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s game against the Toronto Argonauts where he will be presented to the crowd. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. EDT.