Frédéric Plesius
No. 53     Montreal Alouettes
Born: (1988-02-10) February 10, 1988 (age 32)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
High schoolChamplain Prep School
CFL draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
20132016Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2017Montreal Alouettes
2018Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2019–presentMontreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Frédéric Plesius (born February 10, 1988) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played CIS football with the Laval Rouge et Or.[1] He was selected tenth overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2012 CFL Draft. After the 2011 CIS season, he was ranked as the fifth best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2012 CFL Draft, and third by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.[2] Plesius has also played for the Baylor University Bears, where he was a redshirt in 2008.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Plesius attended a rookie training camp held by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.[4]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Plesius was drafted in the second round (tenth overall) by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in the 2012 CFL Draft. He spent the 2012 CFL season with the Laval Rouge et Or in the CIS. On June 24, 2013, following the CFL preseason games, he signed a 3-year contract with the Ti-cats.[5] In his first season with the Ti-cats, Plesius was utilized primarily on special teams. In 2014, Plesius took on a larger role within the team defense as he accounted for 18 tackles, 1 interception and 2 fumble recoveries.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

On February 12, 2017, Plesius was traded to the Montreal Alouettes for Nicholas Shortill.[6] He played in seven games with the team in 2017 and recorded seven special teams tackles. Following the season, he was released by the Alouettes on January 31, 2018.[7]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On July 24, 2018, Plesius signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[8] He played in six regular season games, recording four defensive tackles and five special teams tackles. He became a free agent after the 2018 season.

Montreal AlouettesEdit

On August 6, 2019, Plesius was re-signed by the Montreal Alouettes.[9]


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