Blue Bombers sign former USC Trojans OL Drew Richmond

Photo courtesy: John McGillen/USC Athletics

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American offensive lineman Drew Richmond.

Richmond was a top-10 offensive tackle recruit in the entire United States when he made a last-minute commitment switch from the University of Mississippi to his home-state school, the University of Tennessee.

He started six of nine games at left tackle with the Volunteers as a redshirt freshman and had a tumultuous sophomore season, serving a suspension for “a violation of team rules” in the season opener before going on to start seven games on the blindside, missing four games after suffering an injury.

The six-foot-five, 315-pound Richmond was moved to right tackle in 2018, starting all 12 games before deciding to transfer to the University of Southern California as a graduate student in 2019. USC used Richmond at that same spot and he started 12 contests in the Pac-12.

The 25-year-old Memphis, Tennessee native went unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft and played in The Spring League during its 2021 season.