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Eskimos Sign 2019 First Round Draft Pick Mathieu Betts

September 9, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos News Release

(Edmonton) - The Edmonton Eskimos have signed the team's first round selection (third overall) from the 2019 CFL Draft, defensive lineman Mathieu Betts.

General Manager and Vice-President of Football Operations Brock Sunderland, Head Coach Jason Maas and Betts will be available to media in the Bryan Hall Media Centre at 1 p.m. Out-of-town media wishing to speak with Betts following his availability are asked to contact to arrange interviews.

Betts most recently attended training camp for the NFL's Chicago Bears.

The two-time Vanier Cup champion with the Laval Rouge et Or became the first player to claim the J.P. Metras Trophy as Canadian university football's best lineman three consecutive seasons (2016-18). He is the first to win four major U Sports awards during his career, including Rookie of the Year (2015) and Male Athlete of the Year (2018).

Mathieu Betts #9

Defensive line (national)

Born: Mar. 22, 1995 - Montreal, QC

College: Laval

Height: 6.03

Weight: 250

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