Born: July 15, 1990 – Chicoutimi, Quebec
Entering 2019: Years as a Lion: 6th Years in CFL: 6th Status: National
Career Games: 84 Playoffs: 4 Grey Cup: 0
David was the club’s fourth-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2014 CFL Draft. Following the 2015 season, David signed a two-year contract extension keeping him in orange and black through the 2017 season and signed another two-year extension prior to the 2018 season. The Lions re-signed David at the midway point of the 2019 season.
2018: David appeared in 14 games with the Lions in 2018, primarily seeing action on special teams. He registered one defensive tackle on the season.
2017: Despite only starting two of the 18 games he dressed in, David was arguably the Lions most consistent and productive defensive lineman in 2017. He finished the year with ten defensive tackles, six sacks, eight quarterback pressures, a pair of forced fumbles and a pass knock down. Menard’s six quarterback takedowns tied his career high and were good enough to place him second on the team in this category. The highlight of David’s season was sacking Darian Durant in the end zone for a safety during the Lions 41-18 win over the Montreal Alouettes on September 8 at BC Place.
2016: David appeared in 16 games as well as both playoff games and was a key contributor to a productive Lions’ defensive line which finished in a tie for the most sacks in the CFL. He recorded seven defensive tackles along with two sacks and a tackle for a loss and continued to give the Lions consistent performances both as a starter and package player.
2015: Dressing for all 18 regular season games, David continued his rapid development as a versatile and skilled defensive lineman recording 14 defensive tackles, six sacks, three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.
2014: Another fine debut season among defensive rookies, David saw action in all 18 regular season games and in the playoffs. Taking advantage of regular reps in many defensive packages, he recorded 11 tackles on the year along with a pair of sacks, both of which came in Winnipeg on Oct 25/14. David also added two pass knockdowns and a tackle for a loss.
2010-2013: David joined the Lions after a productive four-year, 34-game career at the University of Montreal. The athletic defensive lineman recorded 61 defensive tackles and 13 sacks along with two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
David was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec and didn’t learn English until he was 12, but has quickly developed into a good quote among his fellow francophone teammates. The West Coast newbie has taken full advantage of his surroundings, enjoying plenty of hiking and visits to nearby microbreweries. In his down-time, he likes to relax and scan the offerings on Netflix.