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Born: February 7, 1989 – LaSalle, Quebec
2017: Years as a Lion: 1st Years in CFL: 1st Status: National
Career Games: 0 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
David’s playing rights were acquired by the Lions along with those of OL Vincent Brown from the Montreal Alouettes on March 27, 2017 in exchange for OL Jovan Olafioye. On April 10, 2017 he signed a multi-year contract with the club keeping him in orange through the 2019 season.
2014-2016: David was Montreal’s first-round selection (fifth overall) in the 2014 CFL Draft. A standout at the University of Montreal, he signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2014. Making the club’s 53 man roster, the Quebec native appeared in five games that season seeing action at both right and left tackle. After spending all but one week of the 2015 season on the Panthers’ practice roster, he was waived during training camp last year.
2010-2013: David played four seasons with the Carabins and successfully made the switch from defensive line to the offensive side of the ball in 2011. The Quebec native’s draft stock rose quickly as the Carabins became a national power eventually winning the Vanier Cup in 2014. David’s dominant play from the tackle position over his final three years resulted in his selection by the Montreal Alouettes in the first round of the 2014 CFL Draft and a free agent offer from the Carolina Panthers.
David resides in Montreal in the off-season and was a Criminology major in university. When not in the gym getting ready for football season, you’ll find him on the ice chasing pucks. He notes his first NFL start as his best football memory and his parents as his biggest fans. David has been playing football since the age of 12 and was college teammates with current Lions defensive lineman David Menard. He loves Metallica and lists the Godfather as his go-to movie choice.