CFL team adds Stephen Garcia to roster

Stephen Garcia (Source:
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MONTREAL, QUÉBEC (WIS) - It looks like former University of South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia may have to learn a little French in order to fit in with his new team.

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League announced on Wednesday that the team added Garcia to its roster.

The announcement, made on the team's Facebook page, was simple: "Quarterback Stephen Garcia has been added to the Alouettes roster. Details to come."

Garcia was in Montreal at the end of May during the team's mini-camp.

The former Gamecock was not drafted in April's NFL Draft.

Garcia was suspended five times by USC before ultimately being let go on October 11, 2011.

He finished his career as a Gamecock with 7,597 passing yards and a 57.7% completion rate, with 47 touchdowns and 41 interceptions. He became the third quarterback in school history to throw for more than 7,500 yards in a career, and also ranks third on the all-time charts in pass attempts, pass completions and passing touchdowns.

The Alouettes open the CFL season on July 1.

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