January 29, 2016

Als lock up RB, return ace Stefan Logan

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes will have one of the league’s most explosive players back in their lineup this season, as the team announced Friday it has extended the contract of running back and return ace Stefan Logan.

Logan, 34, was due to become a free agent on Feb. 9 and will remain in Montreal through the 2016 season.

The 5-foot-6, 180 pound running back and returner joined the Als in 2015 and had an exceptional first season, racking up 1,168 yards on kickoff returns and 1,073 yards on punt returns — both CFL-bests last season as well as Alouettes team records.

Logan ran two kickoffs all the way back for touchdowns and also led the CFL with 179 yards on missed field goal returns.

WATCH: Logan goes the distance vs. Bombers


“The addition of Stefan has brought a three dimensional effect to our offence and special teams that we haven’t had in a few years,” said General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp. “His leadership, non-stop hard work, and professionalism have become infectious around the locker room and have made Stef one of the more popular guys.”

In addition to leading the CFL in 2015, Logan’s 2,557 total combined yards from last season are third best in Alouettes history, behind only the exceptional seasons of Mike Pringle (2,567 yards in 1997) and Hal Patterson (2,858 yards in 1956).

The former South Dakota University Coyote will be in his fifth CFL season, he who has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions where he amassed 5,782 combined yards in four seasons.