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Offensive lineman Alex Mateas, the REDBLACKS’ first overall draft pick in 2015, has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in Ottawa, the club announced Wednesday.
Mateas finished his third season with the REDBLACKS in 2017 in a CFL career that has already included two Grey Cup appearances and one championship in 2016.
“Alex has proven himself as a steady performer who continues to grow into a top-end offensive lineman in the CFL and is another important piece of the puzzle as we continue build toward the 2018 season,” said REDBLACKS Head Coach Rick Campbell. “I know Alex is proud member of RNation and we’re excited to have him back as part of the REDBLACKS family.”
The 6’4, 309-lb Ottawa native has played in all but one of the REDBLACKS games during his tenure with the team and has emerged as a consistent, versatile presence on the offensive line.
A centre at the University of Connecticut, Mateas has primarily played left guard in the CFL, filling it at centre as needed.