A. J. Ouellette

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A. J. Ouellette
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Ouellette with the Argonauts in 2021
No. 34 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-20) July 20, 1995 (age 27)
Covington, Ohio
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Covington High School
College:Ohio
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics as of 2021
Rushing attempts:46
Rushing yards:257
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at CFL.ca

A. J. Ouellette (born July 20, 1995) is an American professional gridiron football running back for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career[edit]

Ouellette played college football for the Ohio Bobcats from 2014 to 2018 while using a medical redshirt season in 2017 after suffering an injury in his first game that year.[1] He finished his collegiate career having played in 50 games where he had 719 carries for 3,833 yards and 32 rushing touchdowns and 64 receptions for 516 yards and six receiving touchdowns.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Two time Team captain.
  • Rushed for 1,000 yards in 2017 and 2018.
  • Second Team All-MAC Offense 2017.
  • Honored by the touchdown Club of Columbus, 2015.
  • In 2015 lead team in rush attempts and rushing yards.
  • in 2014 was two-time MAC East Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 6 and 24).
  • DXL Frisco Bowl Offensive MVP.

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College statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
Year Team GP Att Yards Avg TDs Rec Yards Avg TDs
2014 Ohio 10 160 785 4.9 7 21 133 6.3 3
2015 Ohio 13 151 691 4.5 6 12 74 6.2 0
2016 Ohio 1 3 45 15.0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Ohio 13 192 1,006 5.2 7 10 97 9.7 1
2018 Ohio 13 213 1,306 6.1 12 21 212 10.1 2
College totals 50 719 3,833 5.3 32 64 516 10.0 6

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Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

In May 2019, Ouellette signed with the New Orleans Saints.[2] New Orleans waived Ouellette on May 28, 2019.[3]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On July 27, 2019, Ouellette signed with the Cleveland Browns.[4] However, he was waived by Cleveland on August 31, 2019.[5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On September 17, 2019, it was announced that Ouellette had signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[6] He played in his first career game on October 18, 2019, against the Montreal Alouettes where he had four carries for 20 yards.[7] In the following game, he recorded his first career touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Dakota Prukop in a game against the Ottawa Redblacks on October 26, 2019.[8] He played in three regular season games in 2019 where he had 23 carries for 114 yards and five receptions for 39 yards and one touchdown.[7]

Ouellette did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, but signed a contract extension with the Argonauts on December 15, 2020.[9] In 2021, he played in just six games while spending time on the injured list and practice roster, but recorded 23 carries for 143 yards.[7][10] Ouellette made his post-season debut, on December 5, 2021, after playing in the East Final where he had four carries for eight yards in the loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[7]

Ouellette began the 2022 season on the injured list and played in just three of the team's first eight games as the back up running back.[11] However, following a season-ending injury to the team's starting running back, Andrew Harris, Ouellette became the team's starting running back on August 20, 2022, where he had six carries for 18 yards and seven catches for 92 yards against the Calgary Stampeders.[11] He scored his first career rushing touchdown on September 10, 2022, in the victory over the Ottawa Redblacks.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ouellette was born to parents Phil and Jody Ouellette and has one older sister, Ashlie. Ouellette is married to Haley Ouellette. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "A.J. Ouellette". Ohio Bobcats. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Ouellette signs free agent contract with New Orleans Saints - Troy Daily News". www.tdn-net.com. May 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Saints sign former Ravens RB Javorius Allen, waive two players". May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Browns sign RB A.J. Ouellette". Cleveland Browns. July 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Browns cut roster to 53 players". www.clevelandbrowns.com.
  6. ^ "Argos Add Six to Expanded PR". Toronto Argonauts. September 17, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "A. J. Ouellette". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  8. ^ "Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts". Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  9. ^ "Argos ink DB Boateng, five others to extension; release OL Richards". CFL.ca. December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 11, 2022.

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