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Blue Bombers add depth signing former Temple and Charleston players

WINNIPEG, MB. – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that the club has signed two American players Leon Johnson and Kenneth Randall.

Johnson is a six-foot-five 332lbs offensive lineman out of Temple University. At Temple, Johnson appeared in 45 games earning multiple awards for his play on and off the field.

 Offensive Effort Player of the Week (Charlotte)

 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

After the competition of his amateur career, he entered his name in the 2018 NFL draft where he would go on to sign with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He would not make the team’s final 53-man roster.

Johnson signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season. As a stallion, he appeared in seven,(four starts) as an offensive tackle.

In 2020 he signed with the Calgary Stampeders for one start in 2021. 

Randall is a six-foot-two 302lbs defensive tackle out of the University of Charleston. With the Golden Eagles, he appeared in 22 games in two years totaling 110 total tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. His play on the field has landed him a multitude of awards.

First Team All-MEC Honors

Second Team All-MEC Honors

MEC Defensive Player of the Week Honors on 11/12

Earned Don Hansen’s Football Gazette Region 1 Third Team All-Defense Honors

Earned First Team All-MEC Honors

Earned Second Team All-MEC Honors

Earned MEC Defensive Player of the Week Honors on 11/12

After his amateur career with the Golden Eagles, Randall entered his name in the 2021 NFL draft. he would go on to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent, but would not make the team’s 53-man roster.

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