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Hardrick: ‘I was just happy I had a deal on the table’

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He is both a protector and a provider. Indeed, if Jermarcus Hardrick was to design his own business card, that might be the job title he’d highlight right below his name. Let’s also reinforce that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers right tackle – who officially signed a one-year contract extension with the club last Wednesday – is also something of a survivor.

He grew up in Courtland, Mississippi not really knowing his birth father, while his mother worked tirelessly to provide.

And the next chapters in his life – from community college to the University of Nebraska, from bouncing around pro football before ultimately finding a home with the Bombers – all helped transform him into the player he is today, the man he is today.

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They also served as his foundation as he worked through the global pandemic that shut down the Canadian Football League in 2020. And all of this might explain, in part, why there was so much joy in his voice – there almost always is – as he spoke to the media about his contract extension.

“When my agent called me I was just happy I had a deal........


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