WINNIPEG, MB., January 7, 2022 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a one-year contract extension. Jeffcoat was scheduled to become a free agent next month.
Jeffcoat (6-3, 245, University of Texas; born: December 26, 1990 in Dallas, TX) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season in 2022.
Jeffcoat racked up a career-best nine quarterback sacks this past season to lead the Blue Bombers in that department, while forcing a Canadian Football League-best four fumbles and adding 26 tackles — six behind the line of scrimmage — while also registering two pass knockdowns. He then added two more tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Bombers two playoff games, including the 108th Grey Cup victory in Hamilton.
His regular-season totals saw him earn spots on both the West Division and CFL All-Star teams for the first time in his career.
He now has 26 sacks and 106 tackles in 52 regular-season games with the Blue Bombers and played a critical role in the team’s back-to-back championships.
A star during his college days with the Longhorns where he was a Consensus All-American and the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, Jeffcoat joined the Bombers in 2017 after stints in the NFL with Seattle, Washington and Cleveland.
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