#96

J.P Bekasiak

Weight:

300 lbs

Height:

6' 6"

Position:

Defensive Tackle

College:

Toledo

Birthdate:

Jan 1st, 1982

Career Years:

4

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2011

Signed an extension with the Alouettes on Jan. 7.

2010

Bekasiak missed Game 11 due to a concussion. He placed fourth on his team for most sacks, and also recorded an interception in the Eastern Final.

2009

He attended training camp with the Tiger-Cats prior to joining the Alouettes.

2008

He was transferred to the offensive line during the Tiger-Cats’ training camp and missed the beginning of the season due to injury.

2007

He served as a backup on the Tiger-Cats’ defensive line.

College

He started 22 of 39 games played, recording 74 career tackles, 10 tackles for losses of 22 yards and four sacks.

Personal

Born on January 1, 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta, Bekasiak later moved with his family to the small southwestern town of Wingham and now he lives in Windsor. Bekasiak is somewhat of an unpolished football gem. He played only one year of high school football, basically the only sport he hadn’t tried at that point, followed by a summer of junior football and then several football combines in and around Toronto to showcase himself. Toledo was the only Division One school that offered him a scholarship. He has improved his stats in the last two years, finishing with 29 tackles last year, 2.5 tackles for a loss and a half a sack. In his junior year, he had 22 tackles, four tackles for a loss and two sacks.