Alex Fontana
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Fontana before a Redblacks game in 2019.
Born: (1995-05-01) May 1, 1995 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
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
20192021Ottawa Redblacks
2022–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career stats

Alex Fontana (born May 1, 1995) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

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.[1][2] 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.[2][3]

Professional career

Ottawa Redblacks

Fontana was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 18, 2019.[4] He made his professional debut on June 15, 2019, against the Calgary Stampeders, and played in all 18 regular season games in 2019. With the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, he did not play in 2020 and also decided not to play in 2021 as he was placed on the Redblacks' suspended list on July 9, 2021.[5] He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[6]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On February 8, 2022, it was announced that Fontana had signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a two-year contract.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Not a typical path to CFL for Redblacks first-round pick Alex Fontana". ottawasun.com. June 15, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kansas Jayhawks, Alex Fontana". kuathletics.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "KU football adds grad-transfer interior OL from Houston". 247sports.com. June 15, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Transactions: May 18, 2019". ottawaredblacks.com. May 18, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  6. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  7. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign national offensive lineman Fontana to two year deal". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. February 10, 2022.