I started playing very late, when I was 17 years old back home in Chicoutimi. I never really thought I would play university ball. I only played because I loved it. When it came time to choose a university, coaches started calling me and I got a call from Concordia.
I decided to visit and fell in love with the school and coaching staff. I didn’t speak English at the time but I felt really comfortable at Concordia and it became my first choice.
I played for the Stingers for four years. We had such a close-knit team, especially during my last year when we made it all the way to the Vanier Cup, when we played the Saskatchewan Huskies at Toronto’s Skydome. I have so many good memories.
Before joining the Montreal Alouettes, you signed with the Cleveland Browns.
I signed as a free agent with the Browns in 1999. I attended regular training camp but was released after their second preseason game. The NFL was an eye-opening experience. You realize how much money is involved and how they don't leave anything to chance.