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Montreal Alouettes Re-Sign Walter Fletcher, Sign Ex-Michigan Panther Stevie Scott III

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday they have re-signed American running back, Walter Fletcher. They have also signed running back Stevie Scott III who most recently played for the Michigan Panthers in the USFL.

Both running backs have proven themselves to be very formidable in recent years for their respective teams at the professional level. Despite losing William Stanback to free agency, the Alouettes currently have a very capable running back room.

RB Walter Fletcher – Ball State (27 y/o, 5’9, 202 lbs)

Fletcher played in 7 games this past season with 6 starts this past season rushing 58 times for 266 yards (4.59 yards). He also caught 23 passes for 176 yards. Fletcher’s contract brings him back for 1 year.

“Walter is an outstanding athlete who has a lot of acceleration when he runs with the ball,” stated Alouettes General Manager Danny Maciocia. “He worked with our running backs in recent years and his positive attitude is contagious, both on the field and around our club. His return to our team is great news.”

2022 was Fletcher’s first season with Montreal. He was acquired via trade from the Edmonton Elks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft. He played a key role through the season which required both him and Jeshrun Antwi to step into a bigger role as William Stanback missed 13 games due to an injury. Fletcher played in 14 games with 6 starts in 2022 rushing 85 times for 486 yards (5.7 average) and a touchdown. He also caught 29 passes for 353 yards and a touchdown.

Fletcher played his first CFL season with the Edmonton Elks in 2021 rushing 67 times for 302 yards (4.5 average). He added 22 receptions for 177 yards.

Fletcher played his final year of NCAA ball for Ball State where he played in 12 games with 2 starts racking up 726 yards on 132 rushes (5.5 average) and 5 touchdowns. He added 306 receiving yards on 26 receptions and 2 touchdowns.

He played his first 3 seasons of college at Edinboro at the Division 2 level. In 2017 he was second in all of Division 2 in rushing yards. He played in 32 games for the Fighting Scotts rushing 632 times for 3,913 yards (6.2 average) and 41 touchdowns from 2016 to 2018. He added 692 receiving yards on 93 receptions and 6 touchdowns.

RB Stevie Scott III – Indiana (23 y/o, 6’2, 231 lbs)

Stevie Scott III played his college ball for the Indiana Hoosiers where he finished 4th in the program history in rushing touchdowns. He played in 32 games with 30 starts from 2018 to 2020 racking up 2,543 yards (4.52 average) and 30 touchdowns. He had 10 rushing touchdowns in every season. He also added 55 receptions for 383 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. He was Second Team All-Big Ten in 2019 and 2020.

Scott signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2021 as an undrafted free agent and was waived in mid-August. He then signed with the Denver Broncos on August 21 but was waived on August 31.

Scott was drafted by the Michigan Panthers in the 2022 USFL Draft and was the fourth runningback taken in the runningback rounds. Scott would rush 99 times for 310 yards (3.13 average) and 3 touchdowns with the Panthers in 2022 and added 106 receiving yards on 9 receptions. He was once again signed by the Denver Broncos on August 10 2022 and was waived on August 23.

Scott played again for the Panthers in 2023 appearing in 10 games with 2 starts rushing 78 times for 295 yards (3.78 average) and a touchdown. Scott signed with the Arizona Cardinals on Agust 10 2023 and was resealed amid final roster cuts.

Scott signed on December 15 to play with the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL and was among the players protected ahead of the UFL dispersal draft. Scott has elected to go north of the border and join the Montreal Alouettes.

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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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