NFL pioneer and Dancing With The Stars alum Michael Sam is back on the gridiron, and this time, he's going to Canada to play!
Friday morning, news broke that Sam had signed with the Montreal Alouettes, a professional team in the Canadian Football League. Yay!!!
Sam said of the signing:
"I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity. I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal."
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The former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year while in college at the University of Missouri will be a big boost to the team in Montreal, according to Popp: