Russell signs with CFL’s Bombers

Tyler Russell is one of te most decorated quarterbacks in Mississippi State history. (AP Photo/David Quinn)

Tyler Russell is one of te most decorated quarterbacks in Mississippi State history. (AP Photo/David Quinn)

Former Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell is taking his talents north of the border.

Russell signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday as a member of their practice squad.

The 6-foot-4, 221-pounder from Meridian lettered for the Bulldogs from 2010 to 2013. Russell completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 5,441 yards and a school record 42 touchdowns during his career. He is also tied for the MSU single-game record for passing touchdowns with four.

Russell’s career was cut short by a labrum injury in his right shoulder causing him to miss the Egg and Liberty Bowls during his senior season. He participated in the Bulldogs’ on-campus pro day in March.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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