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David Foucault
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Foucault before a Lions game in 2019.
No. 68     
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-07) February 7, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: LaSalle, Quebec
Career information
University: Montreal
CFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2014 2016)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: National
Career highlights and awards
Games played     5
Games started     1
Stats at CFL.ca

David Foucault is a Canadian football offensive guard for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football for the Université de Montréal. He also played for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

Professional careerEdit

Foucault was selected fifth overall by the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) in the 2014 CFL Draft. Along with Antoine Pruneau, he became one of the first two Montreal Carabins chosen in the first round of the CFL Draft.[1] The Alouettes would continue to hold his player rights until April 2017.

Carolina PanthersEdit

2014 seasonEdit

Unlike fellow Québécois NFL rookie Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Foucault was not drafted into the NFL, but he was invited to the Carolina Panthers, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Miami Dolphins rookie camps. He attended the Panthers' camp because the team had fewer offensive linemen competing for positions than the Colts and the Dolphins.[2] The Panthers signed him following the tryout.[3] On August 31, the team announced that Foucault had made the final 53-man roster.[4]

2015 seasonEdit

On September 5, 2015, Foucault was released by the Panthers.[5] On September 7, 2015, he was signed to the Panthers' practice squad.[6] On October 2, Foucault was called up from the practice squad.[7]

On October 6, he was cut from the team,[8] but signed once again to the practice squad on October 8.[9]

As of January 17, 2016, Foucault was on the Panther's practice squad[10] and was on the sidelines during the Divisional Round playoff game against Seattle.

On February 7, 2016, Foucault's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[11]

2016 seasonEdit

On August 28, 2016, Foucault was waived by the Panthers.[12]

BC Lions Edit

On March 27, 2017 the BC Lions (CFL) acquired the rights to David Foucault and offensive lineman Vincent Brown from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for international offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye and future considerations.[13] On April 11, 2017 the Lions and Foucault agreed to a three-year contract through the 2019 CFL season.[14]

References Edit

  1. "Les premiers pas de Foucault dans la NFL" (in French). Réseau des sports. 26 May 2014. http://www.rds.ca/1.1151803. Retrieved 4 Sep 2014.
  2. Kryk, John (21 May 2014). "Quebec’s David Foucault chose tryout with Panthers over Dolphins and Colts — and is working at left tackle". Canoe.ca. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. https://archive.is/20140904153451/http://blogs.canoe.ca/krykslants/nfl/quebecs-david-foucault-chose-tryout-with-panthers-over-dolphins-and-colts-and-is-working-at-left-tackle/. Retrieved 4 Sep 2014.
  3. Zurkowsky, Herb (19 May 2014). "Top Alouettes draft pick David Foucault signs with NFL’s Panthers". Montreal Gazette. https://montrealgazette.com/sports/Alouettes+draft+pick+David+Foucault+signs+with+Panthers/9855862/story.html. Retrieved 4 Sep 2014.
  4. Strickland, Bryan (1 Sep 2014). "Norwell, Foucault stay in line". Carolina Panthers. http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Norwell-Foucault-stay-in-line/a90ed701-67bd-4f58-bf3d-8557d7b1b78a. Retrieved 4 Sep 2014.
  5. Henson, Max (September 5, 2015). "Panthers trim roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20170808073707/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/bcee285e-92df-41f4-96d8-ba007606b705. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  6. "WR Bersin among 10 set to join practice squad". September 6, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304202406/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/WR-Bersin-among-10-set-to-join-practice-squad/85da432b-082b-4471-b40b-8bcd1a0a639e. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  7. http://blackandbluereview.com/panthers-promote-david-foucault-release-wes-horton/
  8. "NFL Transactions | October 2015 All Transactions". http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/transactions?year=2015&month=10&type=0. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  9. "Carolina Panthers: David Foucault". http://www.panthers.com/team/roster/David-Foucault/8eeeb0fa-6672-4b22-8ec3-b7f361a23439. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  10. "Carolina Panthers Player Roster". http://www.panthers.com/team/roster.html. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  11. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201602070den.htm. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  12. Strickland, Bryan. "Panthers announce first cuts". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-announce-first-cuts/b9346daa-fc66-41f7-80c8-8e36b2c2dd1b.
  13. "Lions acquire O-linemen David Foucault and Vincent Brown in trade with Montreal". 2017-03-27. https://www.bclions.com/2017/03/27/lions-acquire-o-linemen-david-foucault-vincent-brown-trade-montreal/.
  14. "Lions sign national OL Foucault - Article - TSN". TSN. 2017-04-11. https://www.tsn.ca/lions-sign-national-ol-foucault-1.721487.

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