onday, July 3, 2006
Esks acquire special teams standout from Als
(Edmonton) The Edmonton Eskimos today acquired non-import linebacker Michael Botterill from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for a third round selection in the 2007 CFL Canadian Draft.
A sixth-round selection (52nd overall) in 2003, Botterill spent three seasons (2003 – 2005) with the Als appearing in 53 games. As a rookie in 2003, Botterill led the team with 25 special teams tackles and was selected as Montreal’s Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. He played one game (Week 1) with Montreal in 2006.
Born: 09/11/80 – Belleville, ON
Height: 6’3 Weight: 225 lbs
The next Eskimo home game is at 7:00pm on Friday, July 7 versus the B.C. Lions.