A.J. Ouellette is one of the greatest athletes in Buccaneer history and moved on to play football at the collegiate and professional levels.
A.J. Ouellette is a 2014 graduate of Covington High School where he was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track.In football, Ouellette was a four-year starter for the Buccaneers on teams that went 40-0 in the regular season over his career and advanced to the state playoff each season. Along the way A.J. broke several records; 7498 career all-purpose yards, 5475 career rushing yards, 672 career points, 99 career touchdowns, 2533 rushing yards in a season, 317 points scored in a season, 359 rushing yards in a game and 6 touchdowns in a game. As a senior, A.J. was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Ohio in Division 6. He was also a two-time state placer in wrestling and a state qualifier in track. A.J. has since been inducted into the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame.
A.J. went on and enjoyed a phenomenal football career at Ohio University as a four-year starter at running back. Ouellette, who entered the program as a walk-on, accumulated 3829 rushing yards and 32 touchdowns on 719 carries. He was just one of two running backs in Bobcat history to rush for over 1000 years in two seasons – 1006 yards in 2017 and 1306 yards in 2018. Ouellette accumulated 4345 career all-purpose yards and was name “MAC Offensive Player of the Year” by the prestigious Touchdown Club of Columbus. He was also chosen “Offensive MVP” after rushing for 164 yards in a 27-0 win over San Diego State University in the Frisco Bowl on December 19, 2018. A.J. was select 1st-team All-MAC in 2018 and 2nd-team All-MAC in 2017.
After his collegiate career at Ohio University was complete, Ouellette was invited to try out for the New Orleans Saints during the Rookie Mini Camp and spent time with the Cleveland Browns in 2019. A.J. is currently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, making Ouellette the second Covington alumnus (Tim Vogler) to play professional sports.