Bombers sign Canadian receiver Drew Wolitarsky to contract extension

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed a two-year contract extension with Canadian receiver Drew Wolitarsky through the 2021 season.

Woliltarsky was scheduled to be a free agent in February.

Wolitarsky will be entering his fourth year with the Bombers in 2020 after being selected by the club in the CFL supplemental draft on June 27, 2017. Born in California, Wolitarsky is classified as a national in the CFL as his mother is from Montreal and he provided the necessary documentation to qualify as Canadian.

Wolitarsky started 17 regular season games for the Bombers in 2019, catching 33 passes for 361 yards and four touchdowns and adding eight receptions for 118 yards in three post-season contests.

He posted his best numbers in 2018 with 45 receptions for 650 yards and five touchdowns, his yardage total second only to Darvin Adams on the team. His 650 receiving yards that year were also the most by a Canadian receiver for the Bombers since Gerald Wilcox in 1995 (69 catches for 1,024 yards). Wolitarsky made his CFL debut in 2017 and dressed for five games that season.

Wolitarsky played his college ball at the University of Minnesota and upon graduation, was tied for eighth spot in all-time receptions (130) and ninth in receiving yards (1,749). He was named an All-Big Ten third-team All-Star and Academic All-Big Ten as a senior.

The 24-year-old Wolitarsky has become a national mainstay in the Bombers receiving core.