April 22, 2010
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added import defensive back Donald Brown Jr. and non-import offensive lineman Chris Kowalczuk to their roster.
Brown Jr. (5-10, 185, Wingate, DOB: July 8, 1985 in Morganton, North Carolina) appeared in one game with the B.C. Lions in 2008, notching one tackle, but was released during last season’s training camp. Donald played his collegiate football at Wingate, where he was a two-time All-Conference selection as a cornerback and an All-Conference selection as return specialist. Brown Jr. was recently named to Wingate’s All-Decade Team as a defensive back and holds the Wingate record with four punt returns for touchdowns, while finishing fourth all-time with nine interceptions. He led the SAC in punt return average during senior year with 10.1 and also recorded 12 pass knockdowns and two interceptions in his final year at Wingate.
Kowalczuk (6-5, 295, Toronto, DOB: January 17, 1985 in Brampton, Ontario) spent the final two weeks of the 2009 season on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice roster after signing on October 28. Kowalczuk played four seasons (2006-09) at the University of Toronto as a guard and tackle and started 24 straight games from 2007-2009.