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Star college passer joins pivot parade

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This article was published 20/6/2014 (1158 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

While the four pivots on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster waited to learn their fate Thursday, the team added a new quarterback to the fold.

On Wednesday, former University of Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning tweeted that he had signed with the Bombers. He is expected to arrive in Winnipeg today.

Browning, who is originally from Texas, is a left-handed thrower who went undrafted after his final season with the Warhawks. He played four years as a starter at ULM, including a breakout 2012 campaign where he completed 63.8 per cent of his passes for 29 touchdowns and 3,049 yards, while also averaging just more than 40 rushing yards a game. That earned him the title of Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, though the team finished 8-5.

In 2013, the 6-1 pivot connected on 56.8 per cent of his throws for ULM, racking up 2,179 yards and 21 majors against eight interceptions.

The Dallas Cowboys brought him in on a tryout contract this spring, but despite his athleticism he didn’t stick and was subsequently released.

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