Anderson’s pro football debut tonight

A former Northern Michigan University football player made his professional debut tonight in the Canadian Football League.

Former Wildcats defensive end Zach Anderson played tonight for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers against the Montreal Alouettes.

He started at defensive tackle, and his play helped Winnipeg to a 19-11 win.

Anderson finished with three tackles, two of which were sacks, and a fumble recovery.

He’s a native of Sault Ste. Marie and attended a rookie mini-camp with the Cleveland Browns in early May.

The Blue Bombers signed him shortly after that.

Anderson was a first-team All-GLIAC selection with the Wildcats last season.