LB Pomerleau enjoys the physical side of his position

It was a love affair that started young and has blossomed into a long-term commitment. It is the story told many times before in many different forms, but unique nonetheless to Antoine Pomerleau and his relationship with the great game we call football.

Pomerleau has been playing the game for eight years, starting back in his elementary school days. “I wanted to know what football was all about,” he said. “And since that day, football became a big part of my life. It basically means everything to me.”

Currently in his first year of cégep ball with Les Titans du Cégep Limoilou (RSEQ Division 1), Pomerleau is gearing up to play in his first playoffs in the collégial circuit. He said that he is looking forward to it.

Courtesy of Antoine Pomerleau.

A linebacker by trade, Pomerleau will be looking to direct his talents towards his team’s success. “I think I have a great football IQ and a great instinct to read plays,” he said. He stands at 6’0, 195lbs.

Comfortable in his craft, it doesn’t sound like Pomerleau will be changing positions any time soon. “The linebacker position is the best position for me because I love how you can play the run and the pass,” he said. “But, the main reason why I play this position is because I can provide hard hits on the opposing team.”

Before playing with Les Titans, Pomerleau played with Les Patriotes de Roger-Comtois (RSEQ) in high school. In his senior year, he had 51.5 tackles and four sacks. He also monopolized the defensive MVP award where he won it straight from 2012 to 2016. He has suited up for Les Électriks de l’école de l’Accueil as well.

Who was it, though, that turned football from a simple hobby into a deep love? “Coaching me with Les Électriks and Patriotes, Vincent Gingras is the person who made me develop my passion for football,” Pomerleau said.

During this past summer, he was a member of Team Québec. His team captured a gold medal with a 10-7 win over Team Saskatchewan in the 2017 Football Canada Cup in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

“It was an awesome experience,” Pomerleau said of his gold medal.

When Pomerleau took a moment to gaze into the future, the goal was clear. He wants to play football for as long as he can. He has an idea as to how he can make his dream a reality: constantly improve. And how will he accomplish that?”

He said, “Hard work and dedication are the keys to improvement.”

Antoine Pomerleau (#45)
6’0, 195lbs

Teams: Électriks de l’Accueil, Patriotes de Roger-Comtois, Team Québec, Titans du Cégep Limoilou
Official visits: none
Unofficial visits: none
Considerations: open
Class: 2019

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