Étienne Boulay

A popular sports personality recognized for his involvement with young people, Étienne Boulay made football his passion. The sport allowed him to reach great heights and earn significant athletic scholarships that led him from Connecticut to the University of New Hampshire.

In 2006, Étienne Boulay was drafted by the Canadian Football League’s Montréal Alouettes. In 2008, he signed a professional contract with the New York Jets, but his adventure in the Big Apple lasted only a few months. He returned to the Alouettes that same season and participated in his team’s Grey Cup victories in 2009 and 2010. He won a third Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012.

Étienne Boulay retired from football in June 2013 with the intention of launching a media career. It was a smart bet. Les Testeurs, a show he co-hosted for four years with Patrice Bélanger on Vrak, propelled him to stardom among young viewers and garnered him a Gala Artis award nomination in the “Meilleur animateur jeunesse” (best youth show host) category, as well as four Gémeaux award nominations in 2014. After working on several television projects, he made the leap to radio in 2017, participating regularly in Le retour des Fantastiques, a show on Rouge FM. However, his career really took off in 2018, when it was announced that he would host a new show, Liens Rompus on the Moi&Cie station, as well as host Naufragés de l'amour on Canal vie and co-host Bootcamp : Le parcours de l'Extrême, a show on V. This year was also marked by the publication of his biography, Le parcours d'un battant, and the release of a documentary by the same name.

Since 2015, Étienne has published three novels for his youth series, Touchdown , in addition to managing popular Web platform Ma Famille Mon Chaos, a discussion, information and entertainment forum for parents.

Between the numerous talks he gives about his athletic and professional career and donating his time to the causes he cares about, Étienne has undoubtedly made a name for himself in Québec’s media scene. A devoted father and an authentic, athletic and imperfect person, Étienne is omnipresent on his social media platforms, which he updates every morning and evening with good dose of humour.

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