Bombers sign three Americans, including defensive back Zach Hannibal

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed three American players, defensive back Zach Hannibal and defensive ends L.B. Mack and Jordan Berner.

The six-foot, 184-pound Hannibal joins the blue and gold after a six-year university career with Louisiana Tech. He made an appearance in 56 games over that span with 11 starts for the Bulldogs.

Johnson made significant contributions in both the secondary and special teams throughout his collegiate career. In 2020, Hannibal was named All-Conference USA honourable mention. The cover man registered 69 tackles, six passes defended, and one fumble recovery in his NCAA career.

The six-foot-two, 230-pound Mack III comes to the Bombers after an NCAA career with the University of Rhode Island. The defensive end was named to the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference second team and will be remembered in Rams history as he finished his career second in program history in tackles for loss at 39 and fourth in sacks with 21.

The six-foot-five, 255-pound Berner arrives in Winnipeg after a five-year NCAA career with Southern Illinois University. He was an instant contributor by starting all 11 games during his freshman year. The d-end made a living disrupting plays in the backfield by finishing seventh in school history with 17.5 career sacks. Berner finished his college career strong by starting all 13 games and ended his Southern Illinois tenure with an impressive 144 tackles.