06/01/2015 06:28 EDT | Updated 06/01/2016 05:59 EDT

Alouettes sign Chris Ackie, the fourth-overall pick in the 2015 CFL draft

SHERBROOKE, Que. - The Montreal Alouettes have signed linebacker Chris Ackie, their first-round pick in the 2015 CFL draft, to a three-year deal.

The Alouettes selected the six-foot-two, 205-pound native of Cambridge, Ont. with the fourth overall pick.

Ackie played four seasons with the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, amassing 48.5 tackles in eight games last season while adding a sack, an interception and three pass knockdowns.

He took part in the rookie mini-camp with the NFL's New York Giants last month.