Former Colorado State University defensive lineman Trey Botts has signed a two-year contract with the 2023 Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champion Montreal Alouettes, after a career that included stints with the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Stars, and the San Antonio Brahmas. Botts, a 6-foot-3, 281-pound player from Aurora, Colo., was a standout in the 2022 season, earning three All-American honors and being named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year.

By the Numbers
  • Botts recorded 66 tackles, including 22 solo stops, 16.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks, and seven quarterback hurries during the 2022 season.
  • In a game against New Mexico Highlands, he achieved a career-high 15 tackles, six solo stops, three tackles for a loss, and three sacks.
State of Play
  • Botts joins the Montreal Alouettes, who won their eighth all-time Grey Cup in 2023 and will open the 2024 CFL regular season with a road game at Winnipeg on June 6.
  • He will be one of three former ThunderWolves active in the CFL, joining Dean Faithfull and Darius Williams.
Bottom Line

Trey Botts, a former standout collegiate player, joins the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL, bringing his exceptional defensive skills to the team as they aim to continue their success in the upcoming season.