Blue Bombers re-sign quarterback Dru Brown, add two others

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed quarterback Dru Brown.

Brown dressed for two games in 2021, including seeing his first CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders in Week 16. He completed 7-of-14 passes for 44 yards and rushed seven times for 44 yards. The 24-year-old finish the season on the practice roster.

The five-foot-11, 201-pound QB originally signed with the Bombers in March 2020 after finishing his NCAA career with Oklahoma State University. Voted team captain for 2019 by his Cowboys teammates, he appeared in seven games for OSU, starting the final three after an injury to starter Spencer Sanders, and completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 810 yards with seven touchdowns against one interception.

In the Cowboys last game of the season, a 24-21 loss to Texas A&M University in the 2019 Texas Bowl, Brown completed 15-of-28 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another score.

Brown was a graduate transfer to OSU in 2018 after two seasons at the University of Hawai’i. He was the recipient of the coach Tom Kaulukukui Offensive Captain Award in 2017 and named one of four team captains prior to the season.

During his two seasons with the Rainbow Warriors, Brown threw for 5,273 yards with 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was named MVP of the 2016 Hawai’i Bowl after throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for another in a 52-35 victory over Middle Tennessee State University.

Brown played his freshman year at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California and threw for 21 majors while rushing for an additional six scores in being named the team’s MVP.

The Bombers also added six-foot-four, 250-pound American defensive lineman Cedric Wilcots and six-foot-one, 190-pound American defensive back Mike Hampton.