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September 12, 2019

Eskimos Sign 2019 First Round Draft Pick Mathieu Betts

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

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