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Alouettes Extend Hometown Starter, Marc-Antoine Dequoy (MAD), Through 2025

The Montreal Alouettes have extended Marc-Antoine Dequoy through the 2025 season. Dequoy played a key role in the Alouettes’ defensive backfield last season.

Dequoy started in 17 regular season games and 2 playoff games in 2022 all at safety. Dequoy missed 1 game due to an injury during the course of the regular season.

Over the 2022 campaign, Dequoy recorded 38 defensive tackles and four interceptions, one of which he took back to the house for a touchdown. The pick 6 came from a pass thrown by now teammate, Cody Fajardo. Fajardo will no longer have to worry about playing against M-A-D.  He also contributed a forced fumble and 4 special teams tackles.

“I am very excited to extend my adventure with the Alouettes. I have the opportunity to play at home in front of my family, friends and amazing fans. I can’t wait to start the season.” Marc-Antoine Dequoy stated.

Things are looking promising with a new owner and president, Coach Maas and the addition of many talented players.”

Dequoy was born in Montreal, played football for the University of Montreal, and now is signed to play for his hometown Alouettes for 3 more seasons. He was drafted by the Alouettes in 2020 in the 2nd round, 14th overall.

“Marc-Antoine is one of the fastest players in our league, and is bursting with talent. We are very pleased with this contract extension, as he will be with us for several years, and he will continue to assert himself both on and off the field.” said Alouettes’ General Manager Danny Maciocia.

Dequoy recorded 1 defensive tackle and 8 special teams tackles in 8 games played in 2021.

Marc-Antoine Dequoy was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2020. The 2020 pre-season was canceled due to covid. He was released from the Packers before the regular season.

Dequoy lead the University of Montreal in interceptions every year he played for the Carabins. He also led the team in total tackles in 2 of those years. He finished his career with 84.5 tackles and 10 interceptions over 23 games played. He also contributed another 28 tackles and 3 interceptions over 7 playoff games. 

(Dequoy played in 8 playoff games, but statistics are unavailable for the 2019 Uteck Bowl).

Dequoy’s final season in 2019 for the Carabins saw him take back an 85-yard interception for a score against divisional rival Laval in the 2019 Dunsmore Cup. Unfortunately, the Carabins were unsuccessful in winning the national championship in his last year as they fell to the Calgary Dinos and the Philpot brothers.

Dequoy was named to the RSEQ Conference All-Star Team all three years. He was also the 2018 RSEQ Defensive Player of the Year. In 2017 he was named to the USports Second All-Star Team and in 2019 the First All-Star Team.

Dequoy is 28 years old, 6’3”, and 200 pounds.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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