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Former NFL QB Jeff Garcia joins staff of CFL's Montreal Alouettes

Former NFL QB Jeff Garcia joins staff of CFL's Montreal Alouettes Photo: Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia has joined the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes coaching staff, the team announced Monday

The team said that Garcia will join the team’s offensive coaching staff.

Garcia threw for 16,442 yards with 111 touchdowns and 52 interceptions in five seasons in the CFL. He led the Calgary Stampeders to a Grey Cup win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1998.

"Jeff Garcia is a fierce competitor who has had success in every situation he has faced in professional football," said head coach Tom Higgins. "The addition of Jeff is ideal because he brings the expertise he's gained over his professional years from so many different systems.

Garcia played for six teams during his NFL career and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the San Francisco 49ers.

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