Blue Bombers extend contract of Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett

WINNIPEG, MB., January 3, 2022 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett. Hallett was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Hallett (5-11, 197, Toronto; born: February 12, 1994 in London, ON) returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft.

Hallett has become one of the CFL’s best special-teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles on the kick-cover units – including 16 in 2021, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Bombers, only all-time special-teams tackle leader Mike Miller – with 50 — has registered more special-teams tackles than Hallett.

In his rookie campaign in 2019, he had 13 tackles on special teams, adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season he also took some snaps on defence, registering seven tackles and also forced one fumble.