ALOUETTES ADD TWO
Bobby Newcombe and Frantz Clarkson sign two-year deals
Montreal, March 20, 2002 - Montreal Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp announced today the signature of two new players today. University of Nebraska graduate receiver Bobby Newcombe and veteran Frantz Clarkson will join the team at training camp in the beginning of June.
An electrifying player, Newcombe (6', 200 lbs.) was drafted in the NFL by the Arizona Cardinals in 2001. He then spent the season on the Baltimore Ravens' practice roster. Newcombe finished his career ranked second on Nebraska's all-time punt return yardage with gains of 829 yards. He beat the school record held by legendary ex-Alouette Johnny Rodgers with a 94-yard touchdown return in a win against Missouri. On the football field, Newcombe did everything: he returned punts, played running back, receiver and even quarterback. In his last two years, he gained 587 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns. In 1998, Newcombe started six games at quarterback, completing 50 of 79 passes for gains of 712 yards.
As for Clarkson (6'2'', 185 lbs.), he made a quick stint with the Alouettes in 2001. This defensive back started the season with the Edmonton Eskimos with whom he played 37 games between 1999 and 2001. He tallied 12 tackles in addition to picking off one pass with Edmonton. He is 28 years old.
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