The Montreal Alouettes have announced that they have re-signed left tackle, Nick Callender. Callender had a successful 2022 season for the Alouettes at left tackle; left tackle is critical for establishing adequate pass protection. In addition, as the Montreal left tackle, Callender has been responsible for protecting the blind side for the Alouettes quarterbacks. Protecting Montreal quarterback Trevor Harris and establishing an effective running game allowed the Alouettes to reach the East Division finals before losing to the Toronto Argonauts.
During the 2023 season, Callender played 16 games for Montreal during the 2022 season. Offensively, Montreal’s offensive line protected quarterback Trevor Harris allowing him to throw for 4,157 yards. The offensive line was also critical in allowing backup quarterback Dominque Davis to score 13 touchdowns.
Callender started his CFL career in 2021, and during that season, he played in five games for the Alouettes. Before coming to the CFL, the 6’6″, 321-pound left tackle played for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in 2020 and six games in 2019 for the Salt Lake Stallions; he also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Callender played college football at Colorado State University and started in 21 games for the Rams.
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