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Eric Lapointe bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Eric Lapointe

Playing Career

Mount Allison University
1995 - 1998

Awards and Honours

Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) Rookie of the Year
1995 (1)

Hec Crighton trophy
1996, 1998 (2)

Éric Lapointe dominated the record books during his four year career as running back with the Mount Allison Mounties. In just 28 games, Lapointe racked up a total of 4,666 career yards, only 29 yards short of the CIAU record at the time. He also set an Atlantic University Sports single season record with 1,619 rushing yards. He had a career total of 31 touchdowns.

He won numerous awards for his outstanding performance on the football field including: CIAU Rookie of the Year - 1995, Hec Crighton Trophy for Most Outstanding Player in CIAU - 1996 and 1998, Most Outstanding Player in the Atlantic Conference - 1996 and 1998, as well as being a three time All-Canadian and helping his team win the AUAA Championship in 1997. In 2005, a Canadian University fan poll selected Lapointe as the best university football player of all time.

Following his four years at Mount Allison, Éric Lapointe, would go on to have a successful professional career with the Montreal Alouettes.

Eric Lapointe is also a member of the Mount Allison Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012 as a player.

Class of 2012

Jack AbendschanDamon AllenDavid BraleyPeter ConnellanHarvey JonesEric Lapointe

Milton Stegall

Football Reporters of Canada

Steve MiltonDan Ralph

Lapointe, Eric
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