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Blue Bombers add to roster

WINNIPEG, MB., – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signings of American quarterback Terry Wilson Jr., American receivers Bryce Mitchell and Ontaria Wilson, American defensive end Nate Givhan, and American defensive tackle Jamal Woods.

Wilson 
(6-3, 207; New Mexico; born: January 14, 1998 in Oklahoma City, OK.) comes to the Blue Bombers after a brief stint in the USFL and a six-year collegiate career with Oregon (2016), Garden City CC (Junior College, 2017), Kentucky (2018-2020), and New Mexico (2021). In 31 FBS starts, Wilson recorded 439 completions for 4,494 yards with a 63.3 completion percentage and 27 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,047 yards and 11 touchdowns on 308 attempts. Wilson attended the Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, and was later signed in May 2022 by the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League (USFL). In 6 games and one start, Wilson passed for 138 yards and one touchdown, while maintaining a 64.7 completion percentage. 

Mitchell (6-3, 210; Toledo; born: November 8, 1998, in Toledo, OH.) joins the Blue Bombers following a five-year collegiate career with the Toledo Rockets (2017-2021), posting 70 receptions for 1297 yards and 11 touchdowns over 52 games. In his 2019 and 2020 seasons, Mitchell finished second in MAC in yards-per-catch with 19.4 and 23.5, respectively. The Toledo native was a Second-Team All-MAC selection in 2019, leading the team in receiving yards (679). 

Wilson (6-0, 175; Florida State; born: August 12, 1999, in Ashburn, GA.) signs with the Bombers after five seasons with the Florida State Seminoles (2018-2022). Wilson appeared in 51 games, 36 of them starts. Wilson finished his collegiate career with 1,521 yards on 108 receptions and 12 touchdowns, and rushed for 57 yards and one touchdown on seven attempts. 

Givhan (6-2, 239, Toledo, September 20, 1998, in Montgomery, AL.) played outside linebacker at Toledo for five seasons (2018-2022), recording 97 total tackles, 16.5 tackle-for-losses, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one interception over 47 career games. Givhan went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft and now re-joins the Bombers after previously spending time on the club’s practice roster earlier in the 2023 season.

Woods (6-2, 290; Illinois; born: June 14, 1999, in Hueytown, AL.) joins the Blue Bombers after a six-year collegiate career with Illinois (2017-2022). In 49 career games, 18 being starts, Woods achieved 47 solo tackles, 31 assists, 17 tackle-for-losses, 1.5 sacks, three pass deflections and one forced fumble. The defensive lineman attended the 2023 Illinois Pro Day this past March.  

The club also signed the following national players (draft choices) who previously returned to school:

Defensive tackle Collin Kornelson (Manitoba)
Running back Jonathan Rosery (Alberta)
Defensive back Bret MacDougall (Windsor)
Linebacker Max Charbonneau (Ottawa)

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