Adam Thibault
No. 2     Free agent
Born: (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 31)
Quebec City, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)DB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight202 lb (92 kg)
UniversityLaval
CFL draft2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 24
Drafted byCalgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
20142018Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Adam Thibault (born March 26, 1990) is a Canadian football defensive back. He was selected by the Stampeders in the 3rd round (24th overall) of the 2014 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Laval Rouge et Or. He won his first Grey Cup championship in his rookie year with the Stampeders after winning three Vanier Cup championships with Laval.

College career

Thibault spent his collegiate career playing for Laval University.[1] He played wide receiver his first three seasons before becoming a defensive back during the 2013 season, a season in which the team went 8–0. He appeared in the Vanier Cup all four years on campus, winning three times in those four years.[2][3]

He improved his draft prospects at the CFL Combine, where he recorded the fastest 40-yard dash (4.454 seconds) and had the best time in the right-left agility drill.[4][5] He received an invitation for the 2014 NFL National Football League Super Regional Combine.[6][7]

Professional career

He began his tenure with the Stampeders as a member of the practice squad for the 2014 season, and was promoted to the active roster in the August 9 game against the Ottawa Redblacks at McMahon Stadium, recording the tackle on the opening kickoff.[8][9] During that season, Thibault played in eight regular season games, recording five special teams tackles.[10] He appeared in the Western Final, where he registered two special teams tackles, and in the 102nd Grey Cup, where he made a special teams tackle in the Stampeders' victory.[11]

In 2015, Thibault played in 15 regular season games, recording a team-leading 13 special teams tackles. He scored his first career professional touchdown from a blocked punt that he returned 10 yards for the score on July 18, 2015 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[12] In 2016, he played in 16 regular season games and had a career-high 19 special teams tackles while also recording another fumble recovery. He missed eight games in 2017, but saw more time on defensive as he recorded the first four defensive tackles of his career.

References

  1. ^ "Adam Thibault #22 Laval". U Sports. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  2. ^ "Player Game Defensive Statistic" (PDF). cfl.uploads.mrx.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  3. ^ "Laval defensive back Thibault heading to NFL regional combine in Baltimore". Canadian Press. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  4. ^ "CFL Players". Cbc.ca.
  5. ^ "The fastest man at CIS 2013 East West Bowl". Canadafootballchat.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  6. ^ "B.C. Lions' Stefan Logan (10) evades Calgary Stampeders' Adam Thibault, right, as he returns a punt for a touchdown during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game in Vancouver". vancouversun.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  7. ^ "Laval defensive back Thibault off to NFL Super Regional Combine in Detroit". Canadian Press. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  8. ^ "Adam Thibault". stampeders.com. Archived from the original on 2015-04-07.
  9. ^ "Adam Thibault Demi Defensif". lcf.ca. Archived from the original on 2015-05-19.
  10. ^ "Getting to Know Adam Thibault". Stampeders.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  11. ^ "Adam Thibault Statistics". covers.com.
  12. ^ Stampeders score 23 unanswered points to beat Blue Bombers