#59

Josh Bourke

Weight:

315 lbs

Height:

6' 7"

Position:

Tackle

College:

Grand Valley State

Birthdate:

Oct 16th, 1982

Career Years:

7

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2016

Josh was signed a free agency in February 2016

2014

In his eighth season with Montreal, Bourke proved as an offensive lineman once again that he ranks among the best tackles in the league with his seventh straight selection East Division All-Star. The veteran appeared in 17 contests as well as in both playoffs games. He continued to perform at a high level, ensuring the Alouettes’ dominant offensive line allowed only 31 sacks – good for second-fewest in the CFL.

2013

He started 17 regular-season games as well as the East Division Semi-Final with the Alouettes in 2013. The 31-year-old continued to anchor an offensive line that allowed just 41 sacks -- good for third-fewest in the CFL. At left tackle, Bourke has been a prime example of stability through his stellar play despite the many changes to personnel, both on the line and under center. All season long, the Windsor, ON native helped his teammates on the offensive line give Anthony Calvillo, Troy Smith, Tanner Marsh and Josh Neiswander plenty of time to find open receivers, as the Alouettes accounted for 27 touchdowns through the air.

2012

Bourke earned his second consecutive nomination as a CFL All-Star following a season where he was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman. The 30-year-old played an integral part on the Alouettes’ offensive line which allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fewest in the league.

2011

Bourke was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman for the first time in his career. The Windsor, ON native's ability to protect quarterback Anthony Calvillo’ s blind side helped the Alouettes rank first in points scored, passing yards and points scored per game last season. Bourke earned his second consecutive nomination as the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Lineman and was part of an offensive line which allowed only 34 sacks, tied for the second fewest in the league in 2011. He sustained a torn pectoral muscle of the left shoulder against the Calgary Stampeders on October 30 and also missed a game vs Saskatchewan in week 4.

2010

Bourke participated on an offensive line that allowed the 3rd least QB Sacks while helping the Alouettes’ offence lead the CFL in most passing. Grey Cup Champion 2010

2009

Bourke missed Games 9 - 12 due to a knee injury. He participated on an offensive line which resulted in the offence to score at least 600 points for a 2nd consecutive season. Grey Cup Champion 2009

2008

He was part of an offensive line that allowed just 22 sacks, the lowest total in team history, and helped the offence set several records including 610 points scored and 495 completions in a season… He missed the first two games of the season with a knee injury.

College

In 2005, he was named GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year and was named a First-Team All-GLIAC. He missed the 2004 season following a knee injury. In 2003, he started 15 games and was named a First-Team All-GLIAC.

Honours

Grey Cup Champion: 2009, 2010 Honours • CFL Most Outstanding Lineman: 2011 • CFL All-Star: 2011 • CFLPA All-Star: 2011, 2012, 2013 • Alouettes' Most Outstanding Lineman: 2010, 2011 • East Division Most Outstanding Lineman: 2011 • East Division All-Star: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Milestones • 1st game: 09-09-2007 vs BC • 1st start: 09-09-2007 vs BC