Alouettes' Proulx retires

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MONTREAL - Montreal Alouettes free safety Matthieu Proulx announced Wednesday his retirement from football after six seasons with the club.

Drafted fifth overall by Montreal in the 2005 CFL Canadian Draft, Proulx started 25 of 76 career games played, recording 98 tackles, 46 special teams tackles, nine interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Proulx finishes his career as a two-time Grey Cup Champion (2009, 2010) and East Division All-Star (2009).

"I am very proud of my accomplishments in football, dating back from high school and college all the way to the pros. It was a real honor for me to wear the Alouettes' uniform over the last six seasons and to represent the team that I followed as a child both on the field and within the community," said Proulx.

"I will always cherish our two Grey Cup championships and I am happy that I was able to contribute to football in Montreal and in Quebec. I would particularly like to thank my family, my friends and the Alouettes' fans, who have always cheered for me throughout my entire career," he added.


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