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Montreal Alouettes Sign First-Round Pick LB Geoffrey Cantin-Arku

The Montreal Alouettes signed linebacker Geoffrey Cantin-Arku on Monday. The product of Memphis University was their first-round selection in the 2024 CFL Draft ninth overall. He had recently participated in the Miami Dolphins NFL rookie minicamp last week prior to signing with Montreal.

LB Geoffrey Cantin-Arku – Memphis (26 y/o, 6’3”, 240 lbs)

Geoffrey Cantin-Arku played in 25 games with 23 starts over the 2023 and 2022 seasons at Memphis. He made 76 solo tackles, 68 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, an interception, and a touchdown with the program.

In 2023 he was named an All-AAC Honorable Mention. In 2023 he was the 42nd highest-graded linebacker by PFF in the FCS with his highest grades being in run defense.

Cantin-Arku played for Syracuse prior to Memphis appearing in 30 games with 10 starts over 3 seasons. He recorded 108 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles with Syracuse.

At his pro day in March, he ran a 4.87-second 40-yard dash, a 4.32-second shuttle, and a 6.97-second 3-cone drill. He also performed a 32-inch vertical, 9”11’ broad jump, and 18 reps on the bench.

Cantin-Arku is originally from Lévis, Quebec which is just across the river from Quebec City. Prior to playing football, he grew up playing hockey before switching to football because of the financial burdens associated with hockey.

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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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