Bombers ink Division II All-American receiver Brendan Beaulieu, one other

Photo courtesy: Sean Arbaut/Arbaut Photography/Bemidji State Athletics

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added a pair of Americans to their training camp roster, signing receiver Brendan Beaulieu and running back Kevon Latulas.

Beaulieu played 47 games over four seasons at Bemidji State University, racking up 215 receptions for 3,725 yards and 38 touchdowns, while also rushing for another major, throwing for one, and adding seven special teams tackles. He graduated in 2022 as the school’s all-time record holder in receptions, receiving yardage, receiving touchdowns, and 100-yard games with 17.

A second-team all-conference selection as a redshirt sophomore in 2019, the six-foot-three, 215-pound pass catcher broke out in 2021 following a missed season due to COVID. He caught 76 passes for 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns, setting new single-season school records in receptions and receiving yardage. He broke both of those records again the following year and added the school’s single-season scoring mark to his resume, catching 82 passes for 1,504 yards and a nation-leading 19 touchdowns.

After being named to the Associated Press Division II All-American second-team as a junior, the Cottage Grove, Minn. native took home first-team honours as a senior. However, Beaulieu went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Latulas played 25 games over three seasons at Missouri State University after first attending Kilgore Community College. He carried 144 times for 1,029 yards and six touchdowns while catching 39 passes for 458 yards and four more scores. Over the course of his college career, the six-foot, 200-pound back averaged 7.1 yards per carry.

In a corresponding move, the team also released American receivers Dominick Fiscelli and Michael Young Jr.

Fiscelli was originally signed on May 10 after catching 25 passes for 411 yards and three touchdowns at Northern State University this past season. Young has been on the roster since March 22 after a successful college career at Notre Dame and the University of Cincinnati.