February 13, 2019

Alouettes ink all-star safety Taylor Loffler

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday that the club has signed three-time all-star national defensive back Taylor Loffler.

He was the 17th-ranked player on CFL.ca’s top 30 list.

The 26-year-old, Kelowna, B.C. native was selected to the CFL All-Star Team three times in his first three seasons. Last November he became the ninth player in CFL history and only the second Canadian to achieve such a feat.

Loffler, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound star out of UBC, was a third-round pick (19th overall) in the 2016 CFL Canadian Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after playing with the Thunderbirds. In 2018, he played 16 games with Winnipeg earning 52 defensive tackles, two knockdowns, one fumble return for 10 yards and three interceptions he returned for a total of 57 yards.

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In 50 career-games with Winnipeg, Loffler amassed 185 defensive tackles, 12 on special teams, eight knockdowns, seven fumble recoveries, one sack and eight interceptions totaling 166 yards.

“We acquired one of the most sought after defensive players in free agency,” said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “We improved our defence a great deal with this acquisition. What Taylor has done by being selected a CFL All-Star in first three CFL seasons is quite phenomenal. He represents a great signing for our organization.”