Vert & Or commits ready to work for playing time

Sherbrooke adds two Québec commits to their Class of 2018.

Kicker Louis Tardif from Cégep Garneau know one thing for sure, when he joins the Sherbrooke Vert & Or, he will have to keep up his hard work and determination to see the field on game days.

Running back Maxime Gareau from Collège de Valleyfield will also be joining the Vert & Or.

Louis Tardif

Last season, the Vert & Or dressed two kickers, Mathieu Hébert and P-A D’Astous. The coaches told Louis Tardif that they have no problem doing it again. “Of course, I have to perform well in order to play, but I’ll do everything I can to help the team as soon as I get there,” Tardif said.

By Paul Dionne.

“The coaching staff is really young and they feel confident about the future of the football program,” he added. “I am really excited to work with former CFL player and Grey Cup champion Kevin Régimbald since he is the special teams coach. I also like the mentality of Head Coach Lecompte: nothing is given; you must earn your time on the field.”

Tardif, who is interested in computer engineering, said he also picked Sherbrooke because the reputation of its engineering programs.

The 5’8, 185lbs kicker and punter has been playing football for six years. In high school, he was part of Les Condors de Saint-Jean-Eudes (RSEQ). He spent his cégep career with Les Élans de Garneau (RSEQ Division 1). The product of Beauport, Québec City, also participated in the Wilson Cup on Les Élites de Québec where they captured the championship title in 2013. He was also a 1st Team All-Star at the Wilson Cup. While with Les Condors in 2013, he was the team’s special teams MVP. In 2015, he was a 1st Team All-Star in the Juvenile Division 1 of the RSEQ.

Ready to take his kicking talents to the next level, Tardif left off with one last message: “Punters are people too!”

(Translation: Recruitment 2018. Very good news for our special teams coordinator, Kevin Régimbald. We have gotten hold of a kicker who isn’t afraid of work and challenges. Well done Louis Tardif, welcome to the Vert & Or family.)

Maxime Gareau

Maxime Gareau is from Rigaud, Québec, which is east of Montréal. In high school, he played with Les Voltigeurs du Collège Bourget (RSEQ) before joining Le Noir et Or du Collège de Valleyfield (RSEQ Division 1).

(Translation: Recruitment 2018. Welcome Maxime Gareau to the Vert & Or family. Maxime is an excellent running back who won a Bol d’Or with Le Noir et Or de Valleyfield. He is rejoining his brother, Samuel Gareau, for the upcoming years.)

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