Former Huskie and current Montreal Alouette cornerback Paul Woldu is profiled in the Regina Leader-Post this morning:
Paul Woldu loves his double life.
During the CFL season, he’s a special-teams player and backup cornerback with the Montreal Alouettes. During the off-season, Woldu returns to his Regina home, where he trains, hangs out and prepares for another season.
“I love going back to Saskatchewan,” Woldu said before Friday’s 30-26 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Percival Molson Stadium. “That’s my home and it’s where my family is. I’m a Saskatchewan person who plays for the Montreal Alouettes.”
Woldu is in his third season with the Alouettes after being selected in the fifth round of the 2008 CFL draft. It has been quite the trip for Woldu. He has helped Montreal reach the Grey Cup in each of his two full seasons with the team. Montreal lost 22-14 to the Calgary Stampeders in the 2008 league final and edged Saskatchewan 28-27 to capture the Grey Cup last year.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute that I’ve been with the Alouettes since I was drafted,” said Woldu, who had one special teams tackle Friday and has four this season. “(Head coach) Marc Trestman runs the organization like no other. It starts at the top with (owner) Bob Wetenhall and through (general manager) Jim Popp. I’ve assessed my situation and I know that I’m spoiled. I’ve been to two Grey Cups and won one … I finally had a chance to get that ring. The next-best thing would be to get another.”