Bombers sign Winnipeg native, former University of Manitoba receiver Macho Bockru

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Winnipeg-born receiver Macho Bockru.

The six-foot-two, 195-pound Bockru was a Canada West All Star in 2019 after leading the University of Manitoba Bisons in receiving yards with 493 on 34 receptions, a total that ranked fifth in the conference. The Dakota Collegiate and the Winnipeg Rifles product also had five touchdowns, which led Canada West and tied for fourth in the nation.

Winnipeg also added national defensive tackle Zach Houghron.

The six-foot-three, 258-pound Houghron appeared in 22 games over four years with the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks. The Toronto native had two sacks, 7.5 tackles and two pass knockdowns in seven games in 2019.

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