Since playing for two seasons at Montreal Alouettes in February, free agents have been among internal supporters Jean-Gabriel Poulin, and Thursday confirmed that the time to retire has arrived.
Poulin confirmed the news on his Instagram account.
“With a heavy heart, I announce that I will retire from professional football. After 15 years of playing the sport I have always liked, I think it’s time to hang my crampons.”
“What I miss most is the relationship with incredible people,” Paulin continued, who won the Vanier Cup with the Western Broncos in 2017, including many Quebecers. For teammates who have become brothers, coaches who have become mentors, and the entire organization that has become a second family, my heart is full of love for you. I am very grateful for the memories we shared. Before I die, I will provide them with precious protection. “
“I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life and see what the next adventure will bring me.”
Poulin took advantage of the pandemic to participate in the first life marathon, and at the same time worked as a personal financial consultant at Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Mont-Royal. On September 26, he crossed the distance in 3 hours and 58 minutes.
In an interview last November, as part of a special report on the activities of Quebec CFL players, the Quebec CFL player had to re-invent himself due to the cancellation of the season. He did not expect to retire.
He has lost about 15 pounds and started his first marathon. He said he wants to compete with this weight (210 pounds) next season to reduce the risk of injury.