Adebayo makes Alouettes’ final roster

Bo Adebayo/

Herald Staff

WKU will have a former player on the field when the Montreal Alouettes open their Canadian Football League schedule on Saturday.

Former WKU defensive lineman Bo Adebayo has been named to the Alouettes’ Opening Day roster after the team made its final roster cuts.

Adebayo, a third round CFL draft pick, also received an invitation in May to participate in the Detroit Lions’ Rookie Mini Camp.

The Lawrenceville, Ga., native was named an honorable mention to the all-Sun Belt Conference team in 2011.

Adebayo started nine of 12 games in 2011 and recorded 31 tackles, 8 1/2 of which came for a loss.

He also registered four sacks, including one of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson that resulted in a second-half safety during WKU’s loss to the then-No. 1 Tigers.

Montreal opens its season on July 1 at Calgary.

Adebayo’s Alouettes teammates include former Louisville running back Victor Anderson, former West Virginia running back Noel Devine and former Kentucky defensive tackle Ventrell Jenkins.

Other former Toppers to play in the CFL include Dennis Mitchell, Lamont Meacham and Sheldon Benoit.