Étienne Boulay
Free agent
Date of birth: (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): S
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
College: New Hampshire
CFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
Drafted by: Montreal Alouettes
 As player:
Montreal Alouettes
New York Jets (pre-season only)
Montreal Alouettes
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Awards: Frank M. Gibson Trophy (2006)
Playing stats at

Étienne Boulay (born March 10, 1983 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian football safety who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, with whom he won the 100th Grey Cup championship. He previously played for the Montreal Alouettes from 2006 to 2011 where he won two more Grey Cup championships. He was drafted 16th overall by the Alouettes in the 2006 CFL Draft. He played college football for the New Hampshire Wildcats.

Boulay signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League in 2008 but was released in preseason.

Early yearsEdit

Boulay played at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. In 2001, he led Kent to the New England Class A Championship in football as a running back, defensive back, and team captain. Following the season, Etienne was voted the New England Class A Player of the Year for 2001. In high school, he attended College Jean-Eudes in Montreal, Quebec, playing defensive back for the football team.

College careerEdit

He played for the New Hampshire Wildcats from 2002 to 2005. He played 13 games in 2004, making 65 tackles and intercepting three passes. He also registered 66 tackles and five interceptions in 2005.

Professional careerEdit

Montreal AlouettesEdit

He was drafted in the second round (16th pick) in the 2006 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. That season, he finished fifth in the CFL with 20 special teams tackles and won the East Division Most Outstanding Rookie, 2006 and the Alouettes Most Outstanding Rookie, 2006 awards.

New York JetsEdit

On January 18, 2008, he signed a contract with the New York Jets. He was waived on July 24 following the signing of first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston.

Return to MontrealEdit

Boulay returned to Montreal in August 2008.[1] On June 15, 2012, Boulay was released by the Alouettes.[2]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

On July 15, 2012, Boulay signed a one year contract with the Toronto Argonauts, later winning the 100th Grey Cup.[3] He was released on December 19, 2012.[4]


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