WINNIPEG, MB. – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that the club has signed American offensive weapon Dakota Prukop to a one-year contract. After the team announced the news, Prukop went to Twitter to show his appreciation by saying
“ Extremely Grateful to have the privilege of wearing Blue and Gold next season. Wow.”
Prukop is a six-foot-one 208 pound quarterback out of the University of Oregon. He began his amateur career at Montana State before transferring to Oregon University. As a Duck, Purkop appeared in six games where he completed 94 of 113 total passes for a total of 1214 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions.
After his amateur career at Oregon was over he began his professional career with the Toronto Argonauts in 2017. As the third-string quarterback, Purkop appeared in nine games that year on special teams where he recorded six special teams tackles. The following season Purkop would see action in 14 games. It wasn’t until 2019 that he would line up behind the center against the Edmonton Elks. He completed 18 of 30 passes for 284 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
In 2021 Purkop signed a contract with the Edmonton Elks where he appeared in eight games completing 18 of 26 passes for 183 yards throwing one touchdown and two interceptions. Prukop also rushed for 134 yards on 27 carries scoring two touchdowns.
Prukop would go on to sign with the Blue bombers days after he was released by the elks.
“It’s been a good day. I’m extremely excited,” began Prukop from his offseason base in San Clemente, CA. “This happened in just a matter of hours. The first conversation I had with my agent (Rob Fry) after being released he said, ‘Hey man… I think this is a situation that could work in your favor’ and while we were on the phone, he started communication already with Winnipeg.
“There were a couple of teams that we thought might be good landing spots, but we never even had a chance to explore the other options because we both agreed right off the bat that Winnipeg is the spot. If you’re a quarterback in my shoes in this league, Winnipeg is where you cross your fingers to end up. So, to come here now in this situation… it’s like, ‘Pinch me… am I dreaming?’”