Alex Fontana
No. 51     Ottawa Redblacks
Fontana before a Redblacks game in 2019.
Born: (1995-05-01) May 1, 1995 (age 26)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
StatusSuspended
CFL statusNational
Position(s)OL
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight300 lb (140 kg)
CollegeNew Mexico Military
Houston
Kansas
High schoolPickering High
CFL draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Drafted byOttawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2019–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career stats

Alex Fontana (born May 1, 1995) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Redblacks in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 18, 2019.[1]

College career

Fontana played college football for the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos in 2014 and 2015 and transferred to the University of Houston to play for the Cougars in 2016.[2][3] He did not play in 2017 due to a foot injury and transferred to the University of Kansas to play for the Jayhawks in 2018 as a graduate transfer.[3][4]

Professional career

Fontana was placed on the Ottawa Redblacks' suspended list on July 9, 2021.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Transactions: May 18, 2019". ottawaredblacks.com. May 18, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Not a typical path to CFL for Redblacks first-round pick Alex Fontana". ottawasun.com. June 15, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kansas Jayhawks, Alex Fontana". kuathletics.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "KU football adds grad-transfer interior OL from Houston". 247sports.com. June 15, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "2021 CFL Transactions". CFL.ca. Retrieved July 10, 2021.