The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed International quarterbacks Austin Apodaca and Malcolm Bell, and International defensive back Chance Casey.
Apodaca (6-3, 212, New Mexico, February 22, 1994 in Longmont, CO) spent two seasons with the New Mexico Lobos after transferring from Mesa Community College via Washington State. He played in 19 of 27 games for the Lobos and threw for 1,377 yards, completing 53.1% of his passes. Apodaca was an Academic All-Mountain West selection in 2015. Starting at Mesa Community College in 2014, Apodaca threw for 2,534 yards and 27 touchdowns, while completing 59.1% of his passes. He also rushed for 133 yards and four touchdowns.
Bell (6-1, 190, North Carolina Central, March 16, 1994 in Richmond, VA) finished his career at North Carolina Central with a record of 24-10, including 9-3 in his senior season of 2016. Bell started 24 consecutive games at quarterback to cap his college career and was among NCCU career leaders after finishing second in passing with 6,340 yards and second in total offense with 7,844 yards. Bell accounted for 62 total touchdowns – 20 rushing and 42 passing.
Casey (5-11, 190, Baylor, March 11, 1991 in Southlake, TX) spent four years with the Baylor Bears, starting 33 of 43 career games played. He was an All-Big 12 Freshman in 2009 and played in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star game in 2013. Casey signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and has spent time with multiple NFL teams, including most recently the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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