Blue Bombers agree to two-year extension with national receiver Drew Wolitarsky

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian receiver Drew Wolitarsky, who was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound target out of the University of Minnesota is returning to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season in 2022.

Wolitarsky dressed and started all 14 regular season games in 2021, plus the West Final and 108th Grey Cup. He finished with 32 receptions for 386 yards and one touchdown. He added six more catches in the two playoff games, including a Grey Cup performance in which he pulled in four passes for 48 yards, all of them in the club’s fourth quarter rally.

The native of Santa Clarita, Calif. was chosen by Winnipeg in a 2017 CFL Supplemental Draft with the club forfeiting a third-round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft to select him. He made his CFL debut on Oct. 6, 2017, and has suited up for 54 games over his first four seasons, making 111 career receptions for 1,412 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Wolitarsky finished his days at the University of Minnesota tied for eighth all-time in receptions with 130 and was named an All-Big Ten Third-Team All-Star Academic All-Big Ten as a senior. He was also named an Academic All-Big Ten in 2014, his sophomore season.