Lakewood’s Tyrice Beverette Wins Grey Cup, CFL’s Equivalent to the Super Bowl
The newly crowned champion of the Canadian Football League has a Shore Conference flavor to it.
Former Lakewood star Tyrice Beverette was an integral part of the Montreal Alouettes team that brought home the CFL equivalent to the Super Bowl on Sunday night when they beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28-24 to win the Grey Cup in the 110th edition of the title game.
Beverette, 28, a hybrid safety-linebacker for the Alouettes, tied for the game high with 8 tackles in the victory.
It's the first CFL title for the Alouettes in 13 years. It's also the first for Beverette after he played in two previous Grey Cups with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, both against Winnipeg, and came up just short.
Montreal won a thriller in front of a sell-out crowd by scoring on a 19-yard touchdown pass from former Nevada star Cody Fajardo to Canadian wideout Tyson Philpot with just 15 seconds left in the game. Fajardo threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the win to earn MVP honors.
This concluded Beverette's second season with Montreal after he became a breakout star on defense last year and re-signed with the team in January. For a more in-depth look at his journey, read here.