Congrats to former Michigan Wolverine Eric Wilson. His Montreal Alouettes won the 2009 Grey Cup (the Super Bowl of the Canadian Football League) last weekend. The win was the 7th Grey Cup for the Montreal franchise --the current club does not recognize the 1995 Cup won while the franchise was in Baltimore, but the CFL does.
In case you missed the highlights, it was quite a finish. Down by 2 points, the Alouettes lined up for a game winning field goal in the closing seconds, They missed it, but got another chance because Saskatchewan had too many players on the field. The Montreal kicker made the "do over" as time expired. The extra player has not been identified by the Roughriders. I would hate to be that guy.
Originally from Monroe -- this is not the first championship for Eric. He was a member of the 1997 National Champion Michigan Wolverines, although he was a red shirt freshman and did not play. He was a co-captain and the starting nose tackle for the 2000 Wolverines. He was a participant in four straight Michigan bowl wins (1998 Rose vs Washington State, 1999 Citrus vs Arkansas, 2000 Orange vs Alabama, and 2001 Citrus vs Auburn).
After leaving Ann Arbor, he has played professional football in both the NFL (Detroit and Miami) and the CFL (Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg). This season, he was a defensive tackle for Montreal (started in the Grey Cup game) and recorded 13 tackles.