14 Results for tag: BC Lions Alumni

REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR PARENTS

  November 1st, 2017 By Angus Reid   With my parents after winning the 2011 Grey Cup So much credit gets given to athletes for their passion, dedication, and commitment to their sport. What is often forgotten are the parents behind the pro. No one ever does anything alone, and a closer look at most athletes’ life will usually ... More

Inside the CFL: Geroy Simon learns front office ropes from a master

September 8, 2017 Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette "I always had plans for (Simon)" said Wally Buono, the Lions' GM and head coach who traded Simon to Saskatchewan in 2013, his final season as a player. B.C. Lions' Geroy Simon catches a pass for a first down as Calgary Stampeders' Quincy Butler looks on during the first half of the CFL ... More

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 7

Medlock, Leggett and Burnham named Shaw CFL Top Performers Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — TORONTO (August 9th, 2017) – Justin Medlock, Maurice Leggett and Bryan Burnham were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 7 of the CFL’s 2017 season. The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selecti... More

PLAYER DISCIPLINE – WEEK 6

Four players fined following Week 6 Thursday, August 3, 2017 — TORONTO (August 3, 2017) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today: Montreal Alouettes defensive back Chris Ackie was fined for a high hit on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols. Montreal Alouettes running back Stefan Logan was fined for comments that were ... More

BC Lions To Add Carl Kidd and Brent Johnson To Wall Of Fame

August 1, 2017 Jamie Cartmell The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that former defensive lineman Brent Johnson and linebacker Carl Kidd will be inducted onto the BC Lions Wall of Fame during halftime on Friday, August 18 when the Leos host the Calgary Stampeders. “Brent and Carl are very worthy recipients of this honour ... More

After a 25-year career, Passaglia still misses the little things

June 27th, 2017 Chris O'Leary Senior Writer CFL.ca Seventeen years into retirement, it’s the little things that Lui Passaglia misses. The faces changed over the years, but it was seeing those guys, the coaches, his teammates, the equipment managers, every day for six months out of the year through a 25-year career. What people outside of ... More

CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair has found success both on and off the football field.  On field, Sinclair started winning championships at an early age. Sinclair and his Laurier Secondary School teammates were City Champions in 1978. The talented Sinclair earned a scholarship to the University of Miami where he was the starting center for the 1983 National Champions Hurric... More

Veteran special teams ace Jason Arakgi calls it a career

June 16th, 2017 by CFL.ca Staff SURREY — After almost a decade in BC Lions orange and black, linebacker Jason Arakgi has elected to retire.  He announced he is stepping away from football Friday night after he helped the Leos close out the pre-season with a convincing win over the Saskatchewan ... More

CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Hank Ilesic

Known as one of the all-time great punters in league history, Hank Ilesic used his booming kicks to carve out a very successful 19 year CFL career. What makes this story unique is that the 6 foot 1 inch IIesic, joined his hometown Eskimos right after graduating from St. Joseph's High School in Edmonton at the age of 17 IIesic went on to be a two time CFL ... More

CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Ron Estay

Ron Estay Ron Estay, the man affectionately known as “Swampdog”, is considered by many to be one of the greatest players to ever wear an Edmonton Eskimo jersey The Louisiana State product was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos is the 8th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Estay decided his best football opportunity was to play in the CFL and ... More