Here comes the boom: CFL all-star safety Brandon Alexander signs two-year contract with Bombers

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed all-star safety Brandon Alexander to a two-year contract through the 2023 season.

The six-door, 180-pound Alexander returns to the Bombers for a fifth season, after originally signing with the blue and gold in 2017.

He had his best season in 2021 and was recognized by being named to both the CFL all-star team and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association all-star team.

The 28-year-old finished the season with 44 total tackles, 36 on defence and eight more on special teams, adding two interceptions and one forced fumble in his 13 games, all starts. He also added six more combined tackles in victories in the Western Final and 108th Grey Cup.

Alexander was named Winnipeg’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2017 and has played all over the defensive backfield.

Now a two-time Grey Cup champion, Alexander has played in 52 regular season games with the Blue Bombers and amassed 162 tackles, six interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and five forced fumbles.

After walking on at Central Florida University, he was twice nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded annually to the college football player who began his career as a walk-on.