Austin Mack scores points at Alouettes camp

Austin Mack scores points at Alouettes camp


American receiver Austin Mack took another step in the hope of securing a spot with the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, scoring two touchdowns in the intra-squad game played in Trois-Rivières.  

On each occasion, it was quarterback Cody Fajardo, called to be the number one to start the next season, who found him in the end zone.

“Cody and I are starting to get along and I can't wait to see what lies ahead,” Mack said after the game, according to comments reported on the Alouettes' website.

The first touchdown for Mack, a 25-year-old rookie who went to school at Ohio State University before briefly playing in the NFL with the New York Giants, came on a play under 10 yards while that he caught a pass for 37 yards to get the second.

Fajardo in good health

If head coach Jason Maas has good noted Mack's prowess, he's also been optimistic against Fajardo.

“He's healthy and it's great to see,” Maas said of the veteran quarterback. The way he moves, the way he throws, he's at his best, and I'm very excited.”

“He feels more comfortable with the receivers,” added coach.

Fajardo completed 11 passes on 14 attempts during the intrasquad game, totaling 154 yards through the air, two touchdowns and one interception.