The Alouettes grant a two-year contract at quarterback Hugo Richard
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In the course of its five seasons spent in the uniform of Red and Gold, Richard has led the team to two championships, the Vanier Cup.
The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that they had granted a two-year contract to the former quarterback of the Red and Gold of the University Laval’s Hugo Richard.
Richard concluded his college career by helping the Red and Gold of the University Laval, to raise the Vanier Cup, under a gain of 34 to 20 on the Marauders of McMaster University on 24 November.
One-quarter 24-year-old has completed 23 of his 31 passes for gains of 348 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, in addition to adding 60 yards and a touchdown.
In the course of its five seasons spent in the uniform of Red and gold, Richard has led the team to two championships, the Vanier Cup and was named the outstanding player of this encounter each time.
“Hugo has had quite a career in the university ranks and he has continued to improve over seasons, in addition to earning many honors, team and individual, has declared the general manager of the Alouettes, Kavis Reed. He deserves a chance to compete at quarterback and we’re going to give him the opportunity to do so with the team of his native city, with which he is already familiar. “
Richard has previously been invited to the training camp and the Alouettes in 2017.
In 38 meetings in careers with the formation of Quebec, the athlete from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville has completed 782 of its 1145 passes for gains of 10 271 yards, in addition to clear 70 touchdowns, against only 19 interceptions. Richard proved to be a double threat to defenses of the opposing, reaping gains from 1228 yards on the ground and entering 30 the major for the race. It has also become the only player in the history of RSÉQ to register 70 affected by the pass and 30 on the ground.
The former of Cheetahs in the Cegep Vanier has received numerous honors while he was with the Red and Gold. Notably, he was named the outstanding player of the RSÉQ in 2014, in 2017 and 2018, in addition to being elected rookie of the year in 2014 on the provincial and national levels.
Richard has been named to the second all-star team in the country in 2014 and in 2017.