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J.J. Molson: Canadian Kicker’s Journey from CFL Draft Pick to UFL’s Houston Roughnecks

3 Key Points
– Canadian kicker J.J. Molson signs with the UFL’s Houston Roughnecks.
– Molson played college football at UCLA, where he showcased significant kicking talent.
– The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold Molson’s CFL rights, highlighting his potential in Canadian football.

J.J. Molson’s New Chapter

J.J. Molson, originally from Montreal, Quebec, is taking his talents to the United Football League (UFL) with the Houston Roughnecks. This move was confirmed by Molson’s trainer, Nick Novak.

From College to the Professional Stage

Molson’s football journey includes playing for UCLA, where he participated in 49 games between 2016 and 2019. Here, he successfully made 51 out of 74 field goal attempts. Molson’s college career was marked by consistency and skill, earning him the Tommy Prothro Award in 2018.

Path to the UFL

After his time at UCLA, Molson sought professional opportunities, leading him to the NFL’s practice squads. Despite his release from the Green Bay Packers in May 2022, his signing with the Roughnecks marks an exciting turn.

CFL Connections and Legacy

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected Molson in the seventh round of the 2020 CFL Draft, and they still hold his rights. Notably, Molson is directly descended from the Molson Brewery founder, reflecting a rich family legacy.

Looking Ahead

The UFL is embarking on its inaugural season, with teams like the Houston Roughnecks gearing up for competition. Molson is poised to start this new chapter of his career with the Roughnecks’ season opener against the Memphis Showboats on March 31.

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