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Montreal Alouettes Sign American DT Trey Botts to a 2-Year Deal

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to sign American defensive tackle Trey Botts to a 2-year deal. He was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year in his final year of NCAA football in 2022.

DT Trey Botts – Colorado State-Pueblo (24 y/o, 6’3, 281 lbs)

Trey Botts played his collegiate football with Colorado State-Pueblo. He would play in 43 games over 4 seasons with the program recording 58 solo tackles, 95 assisted tackles, 25.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. As a senior in 2022, he accumulated 23 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, and 5.5 sacks over 12 games.

Botts was an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Honorable Mention in 2021 and 2019. In 2022 he was recognized as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year.

On his pro day, he performed a 4.99-second 40-yard dash, a 30-inch vertical, a 9’08” broad jump, a 4.72 shuttle, and a 7.52 3-cone drill. He also did an impressive 30 reps on the bench (225 pounds).

Botts was drafted by the Philadelphia Stars in the 8th round of the USFL in February of 2023 but would first pursue NFL opportunities.

He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2023 as an undrafted free agent although he was waived amid final cuts. He dressed in 3 preseason games with the Ravens recording 4 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, and a sack.

Botts signed with the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL in November. Unfortunately, the Stars did not survive the merger between the USFL and XFL to form the United Football League and he was made available to teams in the UFL Dispersal Draft. Botts was drafted in the 2nd round of the UFL Super Draft on January 15 by the San Antonio Brahmas. He was waived by the Brahmas on March 10 as UFL teams reduced their rosters to 58 players.

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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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