THE MONTREAL ALOUETTES

THE MONTREAL ALOUETTES

February 25, 2005 17:26 ET

Mike Vilimek Signs With Montreal Alouettes: Also Acquire Three Players on Defence


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FEBRUARY 25, 2005 - 17:26 ET

Mike Vilimek Signs With Montreal Alouettes: Also
Acquire Three Players on Defence

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 25, 2005) - Montreal Alouettes'
General Manager Jim Popp announced that four new players have been
invited to the team's training camp, including veteran fullback Mike
Vilimek.

Vilimek (6'4", 238 lbs.) made 19 special team tackles with the Renegades
in 2004, in addition to playing an important role as a fullback. Second
pick overall in the 2002 Canadian College Draft, Vilimek played nine
games in his first season in Ottawa, and played 12 games in 2003. He has
made 29 special team tackles in his CFL career. Originally from North
Vancouver, the 26-year old played his college ball at Simon Fraser.

The Alouettes also announced the signing of three players on the
defensive side of the ball. Linebacker Marvin Jones (5'11", 235 lbs.)
made a team-leading 95 total defensive tackles in 11 games with
Southeastern Louisiana in 2004, including three for losses of 15 yards.
He also added three sacks. In 2003, he also led his team with 102
tackles and made four quarterback sacks. Jones had originally signed
with Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2000 but enrolled at Southwest
Mississippi Community College where he played two seasons. He is 23.

Defensive tackle John Nix (6'4", 313 lbs.) was originally selected by
the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round, 240th overall, in the 2001 NFL
Draft. In his rookie season, he led the Cowboys with two forced fumbles
and made 22 tackles. In 2002, he appeared in 14 games and collected 21
tackles. He was waived by Dallas in 2003 and picked up by the San
Francisco 49ers. He also made a stint in the NFL Europe where he started
10 games with the Amsterdam Admirals. In 2004, he attended training camp
with the Cleveland Browns, before signing with the Arizona Cardinals
with whom he played four games. The 28-year-old is a Southern
Mississippi product.

Born in Montreal, linebacker Jack Gaudreau (6'2", 220 lbs.) played at
Queen's University from 2001 to 2004. In 2004, Gaudreau made two
interceptions and two sacks. The 23-year-old athlete also played in the
Quebec Junior Major Hockey League.

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