Former Loyola Blakefield football player Cole Boozer signed a free agent contract to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, Wednesday, after playing in The Spring League (TSL) the past several months.

Boozer, a tight end and linebacker in high school, converted to the offensive line during a standout college career at Temple University. He went undrafted in 2018, but signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Tampa Buccaneers and spent the majority of his rookie season on the Bucs’ practice squad before being cut at the end of the 2019 training camp.

He was, however, selected in the Phase Five portion of the 2019 XFL Draft and played that season with the DC Defenders, where he became a fan favorite. The XFL suspended operations after 2019, but Boozer was able to sign on with the TSL this spring and was assigned to Linemen, the first place team in the TSL’s North Division.

At Loyola, he played football, basketball and rugby, earning All-MIAA honors in football and rugby. He was also a Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star.