In the Nick of time: Bombers re-sign Canadian DB Nick Hallett

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett. He was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

The five-foot-eleven, 197-pound defender (5-11, 197, Toronto; born: February 12, 1994 in London, ON) returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft.

The 27-year-old has become one of the CFL’s top special teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Blue Bombers, only all-time special teams tackle leader Mike Miller (50) has registered more than Hallett.

In his rookie campaign in 2019, Hallett had 13 tackles on special teams, adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season he also took some snaps on defence, registering seven tackles and also forced one fumble.

The native of London, Ont. was a seventh-round selection (No. 61 overall) in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Toronto. He is the older brother of fellow Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defensive back Noah Hallett.