Coulombe has eyes set on pro football

If you could describe Andre Coulombe’s early football career in one word it would be ‘winner.’

The defensive back has two championships under his belt in only five years of playing football, claiming the 2014 OFC Championship with the Bantam Burlington Stampeders, and most recently winning the 2016 JV OFC Championships with the Stampeders.

If he’s not winning championships he is collecting personal accolades, such as the 2014 St. Mary CSS JR Football Rookie of the Year, and Defensive MVP the following year in 2015.

Coulombe will once again suit up for the Burlington Stampeders this season on the Varsity squad, as their season has just started.

He stands at 6’2 and weighs in at just under 200lbs and although he is now classified as a DB, he spent time in high school on the other side of the ball as a Wide Receiver, as well as playing other positions in the backfield like Linebacker and even on the line as a Defensive End.

Along with all the championships and personal accolades, Coulombe has been able to play in front of USports scouts on a bigger stage.

I’ve spent my grade 11 year looking for opportunities to get in front of [USports] coaches. The Fox-40 Prospect Challenge, FPC All-Star game and Red vs Black weekend all provided me with the exposure I was looking for. Out of those games have come offers to invite only camps.” Coulombe said.

Coulombe has had two unofficial visits so far, at Carleton and Western University.

He adds that he doesn’t model his game after any other player, “All I can do is be the very best of me.”

Coulombe intends on making a run at cracking a CFL roster one day, but first he has to stand out at his future university.

I have the grades, size, discipline and work ethic to take it to the next level. I understand that many players are moved to a new position when they join a [USports] or even [a] CFL team. My goal is to prepare for anything and everything by bringing the most well-rounded, athletic package I can. Movement and speed will be critical regardless of where I play so, I’m dedicating time this season to work with my speed Coach Shea Pierre, [a] retired CFL player. In the offseason my strength coach has me on a 4 day split plus a day dedicated to agility.”

Coulombe hasn’t yet committed to a school or a team, but knows what his ideal package would be.

“I’m looking for a school with a great science program, has good people in their football program and has facilities to support year round training.”

Coulombe has done nothing but win so far on the gridiron on a team, and an individual. His hard work and dedication to the game and his knack for winning, just might lead to a Grey Cup ring one day.

Andre Coulombe
6’2, 195lbs
Defensive Back

Teams: Burlington Stampeders, St. Mary CSS Crusaders (Hamilton)
Official Visits:
Unofficial Visits:
Carleton University, Western University

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