Music to the ears: Bombers sign Prince and Jackson

Photo courtesy: Lone Star Conference Athletics

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed two Americans ahead of the 2021 season, receiver Blake Jackson and defensive back Prince Robinson.

Jackson was most recently with Houston of the XFL. The five-foot-eleven, 200-pound converted receiver spent parts of 2018 on Cleveland’s roster, seeing action in one game.

Jackson played three seasons as a quarterback at Mary Hardin-Baylor, completing 311 of 487 pass attempts for 4,311 yards. He threw 49 touchdowns and led the Crusaders to a Division III national championship as a senior, being named Southwest Conference offensive player of the year and an all-American.

Jackson also attended Calgary Stampeders training camp in 2018.

Robinson led all Division II defenders with three interceptions returned for touchdowns in 2019. The Lone Star Conference Defensive Back of the Year excelled during his time with Tarleton State, finishing his two-year career with 118 tackles, nine interceptions, four returned for touchdowns, 37 passes defended and 3 forced fumbles in just 25 games.

The six-foot, 190-pounder also showcased an elite returner ability, where he scored three more touchdowns.