WINNIPEG, MB.– The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that the club has signed All-Star American defensive player Brandon Alexander to a two-year contract.
Alexander is a six-foot 180 pounds safety out of the University of Central Florida(UCF). Alexander walked on at UCF in 2011 and earned a scholarship in 2012. Alexander played significant time all four of his year at UCF appearing in 50 games where he recorded 243 tackles, three forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries.
He would sign with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2017 and make his CFL debut in week two against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. At the conclusion of his rookie year, he would be named the Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Rookie.
During his four seasons dressed in blue and gold, Alexander played in 52 games, recording 162 defensive tackles, 20 special team tackles, six interceptions, five forced fumbles, and one touchdown.
The 2021 season was when Alexander was at his best as he was lauded three awards. He was named the 2021 CFL All-Star, West Division All-Star, and CFLPA All-Star.
During a media conference, Alexander talked about his injury during the 108 Grey Cup Championship.
“I was nicked up the whole game,” explained Alexander in a media conference call on Friday. “I knew there was something wrong to start with, but I’m not going to come out of a very important game like that. So, somehow I just blocked it out of my mind and continued playing.
“To be honest with you, I don’t know what the timetable (for his return) is going to be or anything. It’s up to God and I’ll be there before you know it. I’ll be ready to go when the time comes… I’m moving around pretty well. I’ll be ready when it’s time.”
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