Drew William Wolitarsky (born March 22, 1995) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[1] Wolitarksy's father spent time in Montreal where he met his son's mother.[2] Due to his mother's Canadian citizenship, Wolitarsky pursued his own citizenship for Canada, becoming one shortly before the 2017 CFL draft.[2] Following his time with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wolitarsky failed to get drafted or any offers from the NFL. His brother Austin encouraged him to give the CFL a try and he was drafted by the Blue Bombers who were interested in his status as a non-import receiver.[3] During his third season with the Blue Bombers, Wolitarsky won the 107th Grey Cup when the team defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12. After that season, he signed a two-year extension to remain in Winnipeg through the 2021 season.[4]

Drew Wolitarsky
No. 82     Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Born: (1995-03-22) March 22, 1995 (age 24)[1]
Santa Clarita, California
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)WR
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight223 lb (101 kg)
CollegeUniversity of Minnesota
Career history
As player
2017–presentWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receptions79
Receiving yards1,026
Touchdowns9

StatisticsEdit

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2017 WPG 5 1 15 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018 WPG 18 45 650 14.4 60 5 2 6 81 13.5 20 1
2019 WPG 17 33 361 10.9 24 4 3 8 118 14.8 34 0
CFL totals 40 79 1,026 13.0 60 9 6 14 199 14.2 34 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Drew Wolitarsky bio". Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "New Canadian Wolitarsky an intriguing prospect". Winnipeg Sun. July 10, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Mike Sawatzky (July 10, 2017). "New receiver adds Canadian content". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Ted Wymand (December 15, 2019). "Bombers sign national receiver Drew Wolitarsky to two-year contract extension". Winnipeg Sun.