Maxime Latour

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Maxime Latour
Toronto Argonauts
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Latour with the Argonauts in 2021.
Born: (1993-04-12) April 12, 1993 (age 29)
Valleyfield, Quebec
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Long snapper
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
UniversitySherbrooke
High schoolBaie-Saint-François High
CFL Draft2018 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
20182019Montreal Alouettes*
20192020Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2021Ottawa Redblacks*
2021Toronto Argonauts
2021Ottawa Redblacks*
2022–presentToronto Argonauts
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Maxime Latour (born April 12, 1993) is a professional Canadian football long snapper for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career[edit]

Latour played U Sports football for the Sherbrooke Vert et Or from 2014 to 2017.[1][2][3] He played in 28 regular season games in four seasons for the Vert et Or as the team's long snapper.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

Latour was eligible for the 2018 CFL Draft, but was not selected in the draft.[5] He was then signed on September 26, 2018, by the Montreal Alouettes as an undrafted free agent to the team's practice roster.[6] He was released on October 31, 2018, just prior to the last game of the regular season, but was re-signed by the Alouettes to a one-year contract on December 12, 2018.[4][7] Latour spent training camp with the Alouettes in 2019, but was released with the final cuts on June 9, 2019.[8]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On September 4, 2019, Latour was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a practice roster agreement following an injury to the team's incumbent long snapper, Chad Rempel.[9][10] Soon after, he made his professional debut on September 7, 2019, in the Banjo Bowl against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[11] Rempel returned for the next game and Latour was added back to the practice roster.[8] With Rempel injured toward the end of the regular season, Latour was again pressed into action and played in the last two games of the regular season.[11][12] He then made his post-season debut on November 10, 2021, against the Calgary Stampeders, but suffered a back injury in the game.[13] This coincided with Rempel's return from the injured reserve, so Latour switched places and went to the injured list himself. Two weeks later, the Blue Bombers won the 107th Grey Cup over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Latour won the first Grey Cup championship of his career.[13]

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, Latour did not play in 2020. His contract expired on February 9, 2021, and he became a free agent.[14]

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On September 13, 2021, it was announced that Latour had signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[15] He was then transferred to the team's practice roster and did not play in a game for the team.[14]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

After the Toronto Argonauts' long snapper, Jake Reinhart, suffered a severe injury, Latour was claimed by the team from the Redblacks' practice roster on October 7, 2021.[14][16] He played in the six remaining regular season games for the team and the East Final.[11]

Ottawa Redblacks (II)[edit]

After the Argonauts' season ended with an East Final loss, Latour's playing rights reverted to the Ottawa Redblacks on December 6, 2021.[14] He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[17]

Toronto Argonauts (II)[edit]

On August 9, 2022, Latour re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[18]

Personal life[edit]

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Latour started a farming business in Orford, Quebec with his friend, Nicolas Boulay.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014-15 Football Statistics - Sherbrooke". U Sports. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "2015-16 Football Statistics - Sherbrooke". U Sports. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "2017-18 Football Statistics - Sherbrooke". U Sports. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Alouettes sign new deals with six players from practice roster". Montreal Alouettes. December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "2021 CFL Draft" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "Un ancien du Vert & Or avec les Alouettes" (in French). TVA Sports. September 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "October 31 Alouettes transactions". Montreal Alouettes. October 31, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Bombers add Larry Rose & Maxime Latour to roster". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. September 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bombers hope to snap out of bind". Winnipeg Free Press. September 4, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "Maxime Latour". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "Game Recap | WPG 33 CGY 37". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. October 19, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Maxime Latour soulève la coupe Grey" (in French). La Tribune. November 27, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "Redblacks kick off bye week by adding six new players". Ottawa Redblacks. September 13, 2021.
  16. ^ "Argos sign former Stamps' DL Junior Turner, claim LS Maxime Latour from Redblacks". 3DownNation. October 8, 2021.
  17. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  18. ^ "Double blue sign two". Toronto Argonauts. August 9, 2022.
  19. ^ "Latour et sa barbe débarquent à Ottawa" (in French). La Tribune. September 13, 2021.
  20. ^ "Maxime Latour exécute et les Argonauts de Toronto l'emportent in extremis" (in French). Voix Régionale. October 13, 2021.

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