February 13, 2018

Bombers sign Winnipeg-born running back Kienan LaFrance

Kienan LaFrance (29) of the Saskatchewan Roughriders before the Labour Day Classic game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium in Regina SK, Sunday September 3, 2017. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

WINNIPEG, MB., February 13, 2018 –  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed national running back Kienan LaFrance to a one-year contract. The Winnipeg-born, University of Manitoba Bisons product spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

LaFrance (5-9, 205, Manitoba, June 16, 1991 in Winnipeg, MB) was originally selected in the sixth round, 45th overall, by Ottawa in the 2015 CFL Draft. LaFrance enters his fourth CFL season in 2018 and has recorded 111 carries for 453 yards and two touchdowns, while also registering 28 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

LaFrance was crucial in Ottawa’s Grey Cup run in 2016. He rushed 25 times for 157 yards with a touchdown and a two-point convert to help the REDBLACKS defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 35-23 in the East Division Final, and followed up his East Final performance by carrying the ball 11 times for 42 yards while adding six receptions for 31 yards in the Grey Cup win.