WINNIPEG, MB., February 14, 2023 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receiver Kenny Lawler to a two-year contract through the 2024 season.
Lawler (6-3, 197, University of California; born: June 25, 1994, in Pomona, CA) returns to the Blue Bombers after spending the 2022 season with the Edmonton Elks.
Injuries limited Lawler to just 12 games with the Elks, but he remained one of the CFL’s dominant receivers, pulling 58 passes for 894 yards and five touchdowns while working with three different starting quarterbacks.
Lawler suited up for 29 games for the Blue Bombers in 2019 and 2021, leading the team in receiving in both campaigns as part of the back-to-back Grey Cup championships.
First signed to the Blue Bombers practice roster in September of 2018, Lawler had a break-out campaign in 2019 as he finished with 41 receptions and a team-best 637 yards receiving while being named the club’s Most Outstanding Rookie Player.
His follow-up season in 2021 saw him lead the CFL with 1,014 yards receiving on 64 receptions, six of them for touchdowns while being named a CFL All-Star.
Lawler was a seventh-round selection by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 NFL Draft after a stellar career at the University of California, where he was ranked second on the school’s all-time touchdown receptions list and 12th overall in the Pac-12. He attended training camp with the B.C. Lions in 2018 before joining the Blue Bombers later that fall.
*** Kenny Lawler will be signing autographs today, from 4-6pm, at the Bomber Store at IG Field***