Rakeem Cato

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Featured, Football | 0 comments

Rakeem Cato

Despite an impressive college career, Cato went undrafted during the 2015 NFL draft. On May 7, Cato was invited to a camp tryout with the Cleveland Browns. However, he was not signed.

On May 16, 2015 Cato signed a two-year deal with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. He started his first game for the Alouettes on July 3 against the Calgary Stampeders after Jonathan Crompton and Dan LeFevour sustained injuries in Week 1 against the Ottawa Redblacks. He threw a TD pass on his first drive as an Alouette. In the first half, Cato went 12–15 for 146 yards and 2 TDs. He continued in the second half with another TD scoring opening drive. Cato finished the game 20–25, 241 yards and 3 TDs for his first CFL win. For his efforts, Cato was named player of the game, with TSN analyst and CFL Hall of Fame quarterback Matt Dunigan characterizing his performance as “phenomenal.” He was named Player of the Week by the league for his performance against Calgary.

Cato was one of three players chosen as Player of the Month for July in the CFL.

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