Football Men's Sports Sports

Blake Jackson signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League

Editor’s Note: Image courtesy of and the UMHB Athletics Department

WINNIPEG, Manitoba- Blake Jackson, once a Cleveland Brown, always a Crusader, is now a Blue Bomber.

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Jackson had signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Jackson, a Houston native, starred at quarterback for the Cru from 2014-2016 after transferring from Southeast Missouri State. While in Belton, he etched his name into the record books, and is currently ranked first in passing yards in a single season with 3,282 in 2016. His five passing touchdowns in a 2016 contest against McMurry are also the most touchdowns in a game for a quarterback and his 23 completions against East Texas Baptist that same season rank first in school history.

With tremendous speed coming out of college, Jackson was given a chance by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL after going undrafted, but was released following training camp. Signed as a wide receiver by the Cleveland Browns later that year, he eventually scored his first NFL touchdown against the Detroit Lions, catching a 22 yard pass in the 35-17 preseason win.

Jackson’s first NFL touchdown

He also played in the XFL early in the 2020, seeing time with the Houston Renegades, before the league suspended operations in April.

Jackson has done it all. He has experienced the glamour of the NFL, played in the frigid cold of Canada, and been part of a now-defunct experiment with the XFL. With tireless work ethic and a drive to accomplish his goals, Jackson is continuing on the path to professional stardom, making the most of each and every opportunity.

The CFL has announced it will kick off on July 10, with Jackson’s Blue Bombers facing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first game of the season.

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

One Reply to “Blake Jackson signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League

Leave a Reply