| Montreal, Quebec|
| 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
200 lb (91 kg)
| (1989-10-20) October 20, 1989 (age 26)|
Universite de Montreal
Antoine Pruneau is a Canadian football defensive back for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Prior to being drafted into the CFL, he played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football for the Université de Montréal.
In university, Pruneau was known as a versatile player. He played defensive back before switching to linebacker for his final year, and also served on special teams. During the 2013 season, Pruneau scored two special teams touchdowns; one on a kickoff return and the other on the return of a missed field goal. Pruneau was named to the 2012 and 2013 second All-Canadian Teams by the CIS.
The Ottawa RedBlacks were impressed by his speed and athleticism at the 2014 CFL Combine, and they selected Pruneau in the 1st round of the subsequent draft, 4th overall. In his rookie year, Pruneau saw lots of playing time on both defence and special teams. He was named the CFL's Canadian player of the month in October. He finished the 2014 season second on the RedBlacks with 69 tackles while also contributing 11 special teams tackles and 2 quarterback sacks. Antoine Pruneau was nominated by the RedBlacks as their best rookie. Over the next two seasons Pruneau continued to be an important starter for the Redblacks defence (despite being briefly benched in 2016 due to poor performance). Following the 2016 season Pruneau and the Redblacks agreed on a contract extension, keeping him in Ottawa through the 2019 CFL season.
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