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      Former Wildcat Anderson signs with CFL's Winnipeg

      Courtesy: NMU and PrestoSports

      The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League have signed former Northern Michigan University football player Zach Anderson. The Blue Bombers started Rookie Training Camp on Wednesday (May 29).

      OFFICIAL RELEASE

      Anderson, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats from 2008-12 as a defensive tackle. He appeared in 42 career games and had 213 total tackles (101 solo and 112 assisted). Anderson also had 33 tackles-for-loss and 10.5 sacks. He forced three fumbles, had one interception and blocked a kick in his career. NMU played a 3-4 defense in his first three years and switched to a multiple 4-3 his senior year.

      Anderson, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound lineman, received NMU's Gildo Canale award as the senior male student-athlete of the year. He was named to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first team in 2012 and to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Four third team. Anderson was a two-time GLIAC second team selection in his career and graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in December.