According to the Canadian Press on Wednesday, former University of Calgary Dinos linebacker Mike Edem was recognized as the Montreal Alouettes' top Canadian and top rookie for the 2013 Canadian Football League regular season.
Edem, who is now a safety after being drafted third overall by the Alouettes in the 2013 Canadian Football League draft, had 46 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in his first year playing professional football, going into week 19 action this weekend.
Edem, a native of Lagos, Nigeria, attended high school in Brampton, Ontario, before attending the University of McGill and then the University of Calgary.
Edem was instrumental on an Alouettes' team that made the playoffs for an 18th consecutive season. The Alouettes will be playing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Conference semi-final on November 10 in Guelph, Ontario. Guelph is the home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this season while the franchise is building a new stadium.