#9

Andre Talbot

Weight:

195 lbs

Height:

5' 10"

Position:

Slotback

College:

Wilfrid Laurier

Birthdate:

May 3rd, 1978

Career Years:

11

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2009

Andre played in one game for the Toronto Argonauts, but missed the majority of the season as a result of a back and ankle injury.

2008

Named Argos nominee as Outstanding Canadian for first time in his career…Set new career-highs for receiving yards (915) and receptions (76)…Finished second on the team in receiving…Named offensive team captain…Started 17 games at receiver…Week 1, Started at WR at Winnipeg and recorded 2 receptions for 21 yards…Week 2, Started at receiver in loss against Hamilton... recorded 3 receptions for 39 yards as well as 1 ST tackle…Week 3, Started at receiver in loss at Edmonton and recorded a single-game career high for receptions with 8 and accumulated a team-leading 74 receiving yards…Week 4, On 46-man active roster but did not dress in win vs Edmonton…Week 5, Started at receiver and recorded 3 receptions for 22 yards in loss at Saskatchewan…Week 6, Started at receiver and led all players with 6 receptions totalling 49 yards in win vs Winnipeg…Week 7, Started at WR and led all players with 7 receptions totalling 95 yards in loss at Hamilton…Week 8, Started at WR and caught 6 passes for 54 yards, and scored his first TD of the season, 21-yard reception from Michael Bishop, in loss vs Montreal…Week 9, Started at WR in Labour Day win at Hamilton and caught 3 passes for 49 yard, LG 33…Week 10, Started at WR and caught 4 passes for 63 yards in loss at Montreal… Week 11, Started at WR and caught 4 passes for 57 yards in loss vs Winnipeg…Week 12, Started at WR and caught 5 passes for 49 yards in loss at Calgary…Week 13, Started at SB and caught 4 passes for 36 yards in loss vs Calgary…Week 14, Started at SB and caught 2 passes for 43 yards in loss vs BC…Week 15, Started at SB and caught 3 passes for 27 yards in loss at Winnipeg…Week 16, Started at SB and caught 3 passes for 59 yards including a deflected pass that resulted in his second TD of the season in loss vs Montreal…Week 17, Started at SB and caught a team-leading 7 passes for 96 yards in loss at B.C….Set new personal career-high for receiving yards in a season (25/10/08)…Week 18, Started at WR and caught 6 passes for 79 yards, LG 23, and a season-high 2 TD passes (both from Kerry Joseph) in loss vs Saskatchewan.  

2007

Made his mark as one of the most consistent receivers in the game, setting a new career-high for touchdowns (6) in 17 regular season games starting at WR…Week 2, caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Michael Bishop in the second quarter… Week 3, scored his second touchdown in as many games…Week 5, started at WR and led all players in receiving with 6 catches for 73 yards (LG 22) versus Montreal…Week 13, led all receivers with 5 receptions for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns, the first multi-touchdown game of his career (28/10/07), in win over Edmonton… Week 15, tied a career-high with 122 yards on 6 receptions (LG 70) in win over Montreal…Week 16, led all Argos receivers with 5 catches for 73 yards in win at Montreal…Week 17, started at WR in win over Winnipeg…Week 18, caught 6 passes for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns in win at Saskatchewan…Named CFL Canadian Player of the Week for the first time in his career…2007 Playoffs Started at WR, generating 5 catches for 56 yards in East Final versus Winnipeg.

2006

Week 1, started at WR in win over Hamilton…Week 2, started at WR in Winnipeg…Week 3, started at WR in B.C…Week 4, started at WR vs Winnipeg and caught a 14-yard TD pass…Week 5, started at WR in win over Saskatchewan…Week 6, started at WR versus B.C. and led team with 83 yards receiving, including a 66-yard reception, the longest of his career (29/07/06)…he also recorded 1 tackle…Week 7, started at WR in Montreal…Week 8, started at WR in win over Hamilton…Week 9, missed first game since 2003 with an abdominal injury.

2005

Started at WR in both pre-season games versus Hamilton and accumulated 4 receptions for 84 yards in both games…Started all 18 regular season games at WR…Week 2, recorded the first 100+ receiving yard performance of his career with 110-yards (01/07/05) in Canada Day win at Calgary…Week 5, finished second on the team in receiving with 59 yards…Week 6, finished second on the team with 98-yards receiving…Week 7, led all receivers in a Labour Day game versus Hamilton…Week 15, set new career-high for receiving yards with 122, it was also his second career 100+ yard receiving game…Week 16, ejected in the second quarter, replaced by Mike Palmer in win over Hamilton…2005 Playoffs Started at WR in East Championship versus Montreal.

2004

Dressed in both pre-season games on special teams and at receiver...Played in all 18 regular season games for the Argos primarily at receiver...Week 4, caught 3 passes for 49 yards and the first touchdown of his career (July 10) on a 25-yard scramble...Week 6, started at wide receiver and made 4 receptions for a single game career high 78 yards and added his second TD of the season...Week 7, off week for team...Week 8, stared at WR and recorded his third TD reception of the season also made 2 catches for 29 yards...Week 10, despite illness, Talbot started at WR and caught 3 passes for 47 yards...Week 12, started at WR and was ejected for objectionable conduct, was replaced by Andrew Noel in the Labour Day game at Hamilton...Week 14, started at wideout and was the club's leading receiver, making 3 catches for 56 yards...Week 15, led club in receiving yards for second straight week catching 3 passes for 55 yards (LG 44) at Edmonton. 2004 Playoffs started at WR and led both teams in receiving with 5 catches for 86 yards (LG 38) in East Semi-Final vs Hamilton...Started at WR vs Montreal in the East Championship. Grey Cup Championship started at receiver and caught 2 passes for 27 yards (LG 19) inclduing a spectacular sideline grab that kept an offensive drive alive in win vs BC.

2003

Missed all of the pre-season due to a leg injury...missed Toronto's first four games of the regular season due to a leg injury...made his 2003 season debut dressing as a back up slot back in week 5 against the Bombers...he made 2 special teams tackles...did not play week 6 in Calgary due to an injury...did not play in week 7 due to an injury...did not play in week 8 due to an injury...returned to Argonauts line-up as backup receiver and played on special teams...dressed as backup receiver in week 10 and played on special teams...made one special teams tackle in the loss...dressed as backup slotback in week 11 and played on special teams...was assigned to the practice roster for the week 12 game against the Blue Bombers...was released prior to the week 14 game against Hamilton.

2002

Came back to be one of the team's most improved players in 2002 after being released by the team on June 22 in the pre-season...made his 2002 debut in the Argos' 30-22 win over the B.C. Lions on July 9 after re-signing with Toronto ...in the Argonauts' 41-11 loss to Saskatchewan on September 15, he caught 5 passes for a season-high 61 yards...he also made 3 special teams tackles during the year...caught 2 passes for 9 yards in the Argonauts' 24-14 East Semi-Final victory over Saskatchewan on November 10...in the Argonauts' 35-18 Eastern Final loss to Montreal on November 17, he caught 1 pass for 37 yards...played in 14 regular-season games, and both playoff games, in his 2 season with the Argos.

2001

Was impressive during his first training camp as a pro...sat out the Argos' first pre-season game with a thigh injury and made his Argo debut on June 27 against Winnipeg in the Argos' pre-season finale...played in 10 games during his rookie season with the Argos recording 8 special teams tackles and forcing a fumble...made his regular-season debut against Winnipeg on July 13.

College

Had a prolific career with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks...during his college career he was named a First-Team OUA All-Star and First-Team All-Canadian twice...finished his four-year stay at Wilfred Laurier with 124 receptions for 2,140 yards and 24 touchdowns. (2000) Started all 10 games...led CIS in receptions (60) and receiving touchdowns (12)...second in the CIS for receiving yards (979)...was third in the OUA and fifth in the CIAU in punt return yards...was named First-Team OUA All-Star and First-Team All-Canadian for the second time in his career along with being named WLU Football Most Valuable Player. (1999) Started all 10 games and led the team with 48 catches for 917 yards (19.1 average) and 12 touchdowns...led the team in punt returns with 39 for a total of 280 yards (7.2 average)...named First-Team OUA All-Star as well as First-Team All-Canadian receiver...was invited to play in the first East-West All-Star Game.

Personal

"Dre" is a personal trainer, painter, production assistant & personal consultant in the off season. The Oshawa native attended Paul Dwyer High School and led them to an undefeated regular season as a quarterback. He was named a High School All-Star and won the Pete Wilson Memorial Trophy in his senior season of high school. His uncle, Mike Wilson, is a Golden Hawk Hall of Fame quarterback. Andre majored in media communications in college and hopes to own and operate a production and design firm in the future. Andre recently launched his own website andretalbot.com.