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2007 BC Lions season
British Columbia Lions
British Columbia Lions helmet
Founded 1954
Based in Flag of Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada
Home field BC Place Stadium
League Canadian Football League
Division West Division
Colours Orange and black
Nickname(s) Leos
Head coach Wally Buono
General manager Wally Buono
Owner(s) David Braley
Grey Cup wins 1964, 1985, 1994
2000, 2006
Mascot(s) Leo the Lion
Website www.bclions.com

The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Lions have played every season in the CFL since 1954, winning the league's Grey Cup championship five times. Having won the 2006 Grey Cup, they are currently the league's reigning champions. The Lions play their home games at BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver, having previously played at Empire Stadium in East Vancouver from 1954 to 1982. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007 BC Lions season will be the 50th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and 54th season overall. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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A view of the deflated roof A view of the deflation of the roof An inside view of the deflated roof BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium and is the largest air-supported stadium in the world[1]. It is located on the north side of False... “CFL” redirects here. ... CFL West Division Logo The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... Wally Buono - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Wally Buono - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The 52nd Grey Cup was hosted at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 28, 1964. ... Date November 24, 1985 Stadium Olympic Stadium/Le Stade Olympique City Montreal Most Valuable Player Offence: Roy Dewalt (QB), British Columbia Defence: James Quick Parker (DE), British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Lui Passaglia (K/P), British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 56,723 Network CBC, CTV, T... Date November 27, 1994 Stadium BC Place Stadium City Vancouver Most Valuable Player Karl Anthony, Baltimore Most Valuable Canadian Lui Passaglia, British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 55,097 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Brian Williams, Glen Suitor Television viewers... Date November 26, 2000 Stadium McMahon Stadium City Calgary Most Valuable Player Robert Drummond, British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Sean Millington, British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show The Guess Who Attendance 43,822 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Chris Walby, Brian... Date November 19, 2006 Stadium Canad Inns Stadium City Winnipeg Most Valuable Player Dave Dickenson, British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Paul McCallum, British Columbia National Anthem Eva Avila Coin toss Hon. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Date November 19, 2006 Stadium Canad Inns Stadium City Winnipeg Most Valuable Player [[]], Most Valuable Canadian [[]], Parade Marshall [[]] National Anthem Eva Avila Coin toss Halftime show Nelly Furtado Attendance TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS, CBCHD Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Darren Flutie, Greg Frers, Mark Lee, Elliote Friedman Chris Walby... A view of the deflated roof A view of the deflation of the roof An inside view of the deflated roof BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium and is the largest air-supported stadium in the world[1]. It is located on the north side of False... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...

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Team facts

Helmet design: White background, with a black "BC" and a profile of a mountain lion's head (orange)
Uniform colours: Orange, Black and White.
Stadiums: Empire Stadium (1954-1982), BC Place Stadium (1983-present)
Western regular season championships: 10 — 1963, 1964, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Grey Cup finals appearances: 9 — 1963, 1964 , 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006.
Grey Cup wins: 5 — 1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006
2006 Regular Season Record: 13 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties.
Fight song: "Roar You Lions Roar" composed by Dal Richards and his Orchestra

Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Puma concolor) is a type of large cat found in North, Central and South America. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... A view of the deflated roof A view of the deflation of the roof An inside view of the deflated roof BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium and is the largest air-supported stadium in the world[1]. It is located on the north side of False... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The 52nd Grey Cup was hosted at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 28, 1964. ... Date November 24, 1985 Stadium Olympic Stadium/Le Stade Olympique City Montreal Most Valuable Player Offence: Roy Dewalt (QB), British Columbia Defence: James Quick Parker (DE), British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Lui Passaglia (K/P), British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 56,723 Network CBC, CTV, T... Date November 27, 1994 Stadium BC Place Stadium City Vancouver Most Valuable Player Karl Anthony, Baltimore Most Valuable Canadian Lui Passaglia, British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 55,097 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Brian Williams, Glen Suitor Television viewers... Date November 26, 2000 Stadium McMahon Stadium City Calgary Most Valuable Player Robert Drummond, British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Sean Millington, British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show The Guess Who Attendance 43,822 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Chris Walby, Brian... Date November 19, 2006 Stadium Canad Inns Stadium City Winnipeg Most Valuable Player Dave Dickenson, British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Paul McCallum, British Columbia National Anthem Eva Avila Coin toss Hon. ... The 2006 CFL season is the 53rd season of modern Canadian professional football and the 49th official league season. ... A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... Dal Richards is a legendary Canadian big band leader, also known as the King of Swing, a famous Vancouverite, a recipient of the Order of Canada and living legend of the Big Band Era. ...

Franchise history

The 1950s

In 1951, a group led by Ken Stauffer and Tiny Radar were inspired by Vancouver Sun columnist Andy Lyle's article to start a football team in Vancouver (an early team known as the Vancouver Grizzlies had played one season in the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1941). The ownership group sent their representatives to the off-season WIFU meetings to initiate Vancouver’s bid for a team. The representatives (Radar and Orville Burke) were told to return to the meetings the following year with a $25,000 good-faith bond if they could generate sufficient interest in the Vancouver area. The first meetings were held at the Arctic Club in November and a committee headed by Burke and Harry Spring set out to sell memberships at $20 each. The Vancouver Sun is a daily newspaper published in British Columbia by the Pacific Newspaper Group Inc, a CanWest Global Communications Company. ... Vancouver Grizzlies was a member of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, a league that preceded the Canadian Football League. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... // Canadian Football News in 1941 The Calgary Bronks left the WIFU and the Vancouver Grizzlies joined. ...


Even though Burke, Vic Spencer and John Davidson offered the good-faith bond to the WIFU in 1952, the idea of having a Vancouver team was rejected when both Winnipeg and Regina voted against the idea of a fifth team. The group in Vancouver, however, did not give up their efforts to have a franchise in the WIFU.


On January 22, 1953, the first annual meeting of the club was held. In that meeting, Arthur E. Mercer was hired as the first team President of the Vancouver franchise. Later in the year Mercer, Bill Morgan, Bill Ralston and Whit Matthews went back to the WlFU meetings. This time they sold the idea of a fifth team on the Canadian west coast, and Vancouver was granted a conditional franchise, on the requirements that they would provide a 15,000 seat stadium, sell at least 6,500 season tickets, and guarantee travel expenses for the visiting teams. is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


All the pieces began to fall into place when it was announced that Vancouver would host the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, and that it would mean the building of a new stadium – Empire Stadium. By Easter of 1953, Annis Stukus was then lured away from the Toronto Argonauts, to return to the West to become the first Public Relations Manager, General Manager and Head Coach of the franchise. Countries which participated The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... Annis Stukus (1915-2006) was a legendary Canadian sports personality. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


During the rest of 1953, a fan contest was held by all of the local media to pick the new nickname of the football franchise. In this contest, a new nickname was chosen because it represented a local landmark and legend of the area. The nickname of the team was based on The Lions, a twin mountain peak that can be seen toward the north of Vancouver, British Columbia. The twin mountain peaks name was based on legend that the mountains looked exactly like two lions and that they were guarding the city. Through this landmark and legend, alone, the "Lions" nickname became the ultimate winner in the fan contest to become the new name of the franchise. A close-up view of The Lions from Cleveland Dam at Capilano Lake, in the District of North Vancouver The Lions, a pair of pointed peaks (West Lion - 1,646 m; East Lion - 1,599 m), is probably the most visually striking and distinctive formation among all the North Shore... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...


After the fan contest, it was revealed that the Vancouver label would not be part of the team name. Even though the franchise is based in Vancouver and the "Lions" name was based on a local landmark and legend, Annis Stukus decided to reject the idea of naming the team as the Vancouver Lions. Instead, Stukus decided that the team name should represent and embrace the entire Province of British Columbia. In the end, Stukus introduced the team to the entire Canadian football world as the British Columbia Lions. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...

B.C. Lions logo from 1954-1968
B.C. Lions logo from 1954-1968

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1954, the first season

Lions fullback By Bailey scores the 1st touchdown in franchise history in an August 28, 1954 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In their 1954 inaugural season, Stukus sold football fever on the streets of Vancouver and put together a team that made history when they stepped on the field of Empire Stadium for their first ever home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday, August 28, 1954. In that game, fullback Byron (By) Bailey scored the first ever touchdown in B.C. Lions history in an 8-6 loss to the Blue Bombers. The Lions were only able to manage a 1-15-0 regular season record in their 1954 inaugural season. The team recorded their first franchise win against the Calgary Stampeders on September 18, 1954 at Empire Stadium, with By Bailey scoring the winning touchdown, in a 9-4 Lions' victory. On that night, the win caused the B.C. faithful to celebrate in the streets, however, celebrations were not common for Lions' fans during the 1950's. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


In 1955, during their second year as a franchise, the B.C. Lions were not able to make the playoffs, but were still able to show signs of improvement, finishing with a 5-11-0 regular season record. Even with the improvements, B.C. Lions fans were surprised at the move of the team directors to ask Annis Stukus to step down as the team's Head Coach in October of 1955. While, fan reaction to his dismissal was loud and divided, Stukus still asked the fans to continue their support of the B.C. Lions. Annis Stukus' assistant Clem Crowe, was later named as the new Head Coach of the B.C. Lions for the upcoming 1956 season. // Canadian Football News in 1955 The IRFU allowed the third place team to qualify for a playoff berth. ... Clem Crowe (1904 – 1983) was a college football and college basketball player and coach. ...


In the 1956 season, the Lions would finish fourth in the West, posting a 6-10-0 regular season record, with Clem Crowe as their Head Coach. Although this was a one game improvement from the 1955 season, they were still not able to make their first playoff appearance in franchise history. // Canadian Football News in 1956 On Sunday, January 22nd, the Canadian Football Council was formed in Winnipeg and the national negotiation list was introduced. ...


After the 1956 season, Bill McMahan became the new team President of the B.C. Lions. As the new team President, McMahan was able to bring back Kelowna native, Herb Capozzi from the Montreal Alouettes, and hire him as the new General Manager. However, the B.C. Lions continued to struggle on the field, finishing the 1957 regular season with a 4-11-1 record, missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Locator map for Kelowna, BC Kelowna (2001 population 96,288, metropolitan population 147,739) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... // Canadian Football News in 1957 The Canadian Football Council (CFC) allowed interference to be legal up to third 5-yard stripe by eligible blockers. ...


A year later, the on-field performance went from bad to worse for the Lions as they opened the 1958 season, with five straight losses. The team's on-field struggles caused Capozzi to fire Clem Crowe as the Head Coach and replace him with interim Head Coach, Danny Edwards, who returned after playing with the club during the 1957 season. The team was only able to manage three wins during the year, causing them to miss the playoffs, once again. Although it was a season to forget, rookies, Tom Hinton and Sonny Homer, showed promising signs of being future football stars. The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below). ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ...


During the off-season, General Manager, Herb Capozzi improved the team for the 1959 season in the following ways: hired Wayne Robinson from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to become the new Head Coach of the Lions; brought in a corps of veteran players to add more experience to the team; signed rookie running back, Willie "The Wisp" Fleming to the team, adding more youth to play alongside Hinton and Homer. Capozzi's moves proved successful in the end. In 1959, the Leos managed their first winning season with a 9-7-0 regular season record and were able to make their first playoff appearance with a final game triumph over the Calgary Stampeders at Empire Stadium. The Lions first playoff appearance ended with two straight losses to the Edmonton Eskimos. However, the team's future looked bright heading into the 1960's. The 1959 CFL season was the sixth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it was the second season of the Canadian Football League. ... Wayne Robinson (born January 14, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952 through 1956. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The 1959 CFL season was the sixth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it was the second season of the Canadian Football League. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ...


The 1960s

The high hopes of the Lions heading into the 1960 season faded when the team finished with a disappointing 5-9-2 record, which again eliminated them from play-off contention. It was disappointing considering that the team added rookie talents Steve Cotter, Lonnie Dennis, Jim Catphin and Neal Beaumont to the team that had a strong core of veteran and young players from the previous season. The only positive for the Lions happened at the end of the season when Beaumont won WIFU Outstanding Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first Lions player to win a major Canadian Football League award. The 1960 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 7th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 3rd Canadian Football League season. ... The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. ... “CFL” redirects here. ...


The Lions started the 1961 season by signing former Minnesota Golden Gopher Tom Brown to a contract, but the team continued performing poorly on the field. In September, the team made a major trade with the Calgary Stampeders, which was considered to be a major gamble by the Lions. In the trade, the Lions got quarterback Joe Kapp in the deal in exchange for four of their players to be sent to the Stampeders. A week later, Wayne Robinson was fired from his job as Head Coach and was replaced by Assistant Coach, Dave Skrien. The year ended with a dismal 1-13-2 record. The 1961 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 8th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 4th Canadian Football League season. ... The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are one of the oldest and most storied programs in college football history. ... Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ...


In 1962, Dave Skrien made an immediate impact as Head Coach of the Lions. Even though the Lions finished the season with a 7-9 record, there were noticeable improvements. After eight years of hard work, the Leos were on the verge of success for the first time. The 1962 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 9th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 5th Canadian Football League season. ...


Before the start of the 1963 season, new optimism was voiced at the chances that the Lions could be a strong contender for the Grey Cup, which was to be played at Empire Stadium. Through a veteran roster that was headlined by Joe Kapp and Willie Fleming, the Lions would end up finishing the season in first place (for the first time) with a 12-4 record. After a 2-1 series victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Western Finals, the Lions would play in the 51st Grey Cup game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. However, the Lions momentum would be sidelined as a series of injuries affected the team's performance in the championship game. In the Grey Cup game, star running back Willie Fleming was injured after he received a late, out of bounds hit by Ti-Cat defensive tackle Angelo Mosca, which was a big blow to the Lions' Grey Cup chances. Hamilton won the 51st Grey Cup with a 21-10 victory, but the following year, the Lions would get their revenge. After the season, Joe Kapp became the first B.C. Lion to receive the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Western Conference and Tom Brown became the first Lion to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. In addition, Dave Skrien became the first Lion's Head Coach to receive the Annis Stukus Trophy as Coach of the Year, and full back/kicker Peter Kempf also became the second Lion to win the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Rookie of the Year honours in the Western Conference. The 1963 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 10th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 6th Canadian Football League season. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... Empire Stadium was a multipurpose stadium that formerly stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The 51st Grey Cup took place on November 30, 1963. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... Angelo Mosca (b. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The 51st Grey Cup took place on November 30, 1963. ... The Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy was donated to the CFL in 1946 by the first Canadian Paratroops Battalion, in memory of their commanding officer, Lt. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. ... The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award is annually rewarded to the best defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Annis Stukus Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is presented annually by the Edmonton Eskimos Alumni Association to the coach of the year, as determined by the members of the Football Reporters of Canada. ... The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ...


1964 champions

After achieving an 11-2-3 regular season record in 1964, and defeating the Calgary Stampeders in a three-game series in the Western Conference Finals, the Lions would advance to meet the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a Grey Cup rematch at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. In the rematch, the Lions would get their revenge as Kapp, Ken Appleby, Willie Fleming, and Bill Munsey, who gave a two-touchdown, two-way starring effort, helped the Lions to their first Grey Cup victory. With the addition of two field goals and an extra touchdown by the field goal unit, the Lions won the Grey Cup for the first time in franchise history with a 34-24 victory. The win would end 11 years of waiting for the British Columbia faithful. At the end of the 1964 season, defensive lineman Tom Brown was named a CFL All-Star, a back-to-back Schenley award winner as CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award, and won the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Western Conference. Joining Brown as All-Stars on defence were Mike Cacic, Dick Fouts, and Munsey. Joe Kapp and tackle Lonnie Dennis were named CFL All-Stars on offence. The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The 52nd Grey Cup was hosted at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 28, 1964. ... Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The 52nd Grey Cup was hosted at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario on November 28, 1964. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. ... The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... The Most Outstanding Lineman Award was an award annually given to the best defensive player or offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League from the year 1955 to 1973. ... The Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy was donated to the CFL in 1946 by the first Canadian Paratroops Battalion, in memory of their commanding officer, Lt. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ...


Any hopes of the B.C. Lions becoming a dynasty team after their Grey Cup championship season, quickly disappeared in the 1965 season as the team started to recede back to the basement of the Western Conference. Before the beginning of the season, By Bailey left the team and the entire roster was starting to age as the Lions finished the season with a 6-9-1 regular season record, which caused the franchise to miss the play-offs. It was clear that Head Coach, Dave Skrien would never again experience the same success as he achieved the previous two seasons. The 1965 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 12th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 8th Canadian Football League season. ...


The situation for the Lions went from bad to worse in the 1966 season, as the team would win only one game for the first time since the 1961 season. Due to the dreadful team performance, Herb Capozzi was fired as the Lions' General Manager, just two years after he took the franchise to consecutive Grey Cup appearances; Capozzi was Lions' G.M. for nine seasons. In addition, Willie Fleming and Tom Hinton decided to retire, and Joe Kapp left the team to continue his playing career in the NFL. The 1966 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 13th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 9th Canadian Football League season. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


In the 1967 season, Denny Vietch became the new General Manager of the club. Denny Veitch's first move as General Manager was to fire Dave Skrien as the club's Head Coach, after the Lions lost their first three games of the season. In the fourth game of the season, Veitch named Jim Champion as the team's new Head Coach, but the Lions would end up finishing the season with a 3-12-1 record. The only two positives for the club were rookies Jim Young and kicker, Ted Gerela, who would end up winning the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as the Western Conference's Rookie of the Year. The 1967 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 14th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 10th Canadian Football League season. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. ...

B.C. Lions logo from 1968-1977

In the 1968 season, CFL legend, Jackie Parker was hired as an Assistant Coach for the B.C. Lions and even came out of retirement to suit up in a Lions uniform for eight games as the quarterback. However, the Lions finished the season with a 4-11-1 record; seven of those games were lost by less than a touchdown, showing some indication that the team was improving. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1968 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 15th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 11th Canadian Football League season. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... Jackie Parker (b. ...


Eleven games into the 1969 season, after stumbling to a 1-10 record, Head Coach Jim Champion was fired and replaced by assistant Jackie Parker. The Lions responded by winning four of their last five games, and with a 5-11 record took third place in the Western Division. The Lions made the playoffs, but lost to Calgary 21-35 in the semi-finals. Individually, Dave Easley won CFL and Western Division Rookie of the Year honours, and wide receiver Jim Young was a Schenley Finalist. The 1969 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 16th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 12th Canadian Football League season. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ...


The 1970s

In 1970, the first artificial turf in Canada was installed at Empire Stadium. Jim Young became the first Lion to win the Schenley Outstanding Canadian Award, but the team finished fourth place in the Western Division at 6-10, and missed the playoffs. The 1970 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 17th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 13th Canadian Football League season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... The Outstanding Canadian Award is annually rewarded to the best Canadian player in the Canadian Football League. ...


The 1971 season began with a major off-season restructuring that saw Head Coach Jackie Parker elevated to General Manager, and replaced by former Saskatchewan coach Eagle Keys. Don Moorhead was recruited at quarterback, and a total of fifty-three different players put on a Lions uniform in a year of change, including movie/TV personality Carl Weathers, at linebacker. Running back Jim Evenson finished the season with 1,237 yards to lead the Western Division in rushing, and won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy. The Lions again finished the season at fourth place in the West Division with a 6-9-1 record, missing the playoffs for a second consecutive year. Lions' great Jackie Parker became the first Lion player inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. The 1971 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 18th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 14th Canadian Football League season. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor, and former professional American and Canadian league football player. ... The Eddie James Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, awarded to the leading rusher in the West Division. ... Jackie Parker (b. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...


In 1972, the Lions added new players such as defensive back Rocky Long, running back Johnny Musso, linebacker Ray Nettles and centre Al Wilson, but finished fifth in their division with a 5-11 record. Jim Young won his second Schenley Award as Outstanding Canadian. The 1972 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 19th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 15th Canadian Football League season. ... Rocky Long was the starting quarterback for the University of New Mexico Lobo football team from 1969 to 1971, recording consecutive winning seasons and earning player-of-the-year honors in the Western Athletic Conference in 1971. ... Ray Nettles (born August 1, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former linebacker for the British Columbia Lions from 1972-1976, Toronto Argonauts in 1977, Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1978, Ottawa Rough Riders in 1979 and the Calgary Stampeders in 1980 of the Canadian Football League. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... The Outstanding Canadian Award is annually rewarded to the best Canadian player in the Canadian Football League. ...


The Lions' fortunes improved during the 1973 season, as the Lions posted a 5-9-2 record, good enough for a third place finish in the Western Division and a playoff berth, the first in four years. Unfortunately, the Lions lost in the semi-finals to the Saskatchewan Roughriders 33-13. Linebacker Ray Nettles won the CFL's Outstanding Defensive Player award. The 1973 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 20th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 16th Canadian Football League season. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ...


In 1974, the Lions showed continued improvement in posting an 8-8 record, and again returned to the playoffs for the second straight year. The Lions faced familiar foe Saskatchewan in the semi-finals, where they lost again, 24-14. Second-year running back Lou Harris replaced injured Johnny Musso to lead the Lions in both rushing and receiving, winning CFL All-Star honours in the process. Annis Stukus became the first Lion inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a builder. The 1974 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 21st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 17th Canadian Football League season. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... Annis Stukus (1915-2006) was a legendary Canadian sports personality. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...


The Lions began the 1975 season with a change at quarterback, as Eric Guthrie and Peter Liske platooned at the position, replacing Don Moorhead. The Lions lost five of their first six games before a major change was announced in August. General Manager Jackie Parker and Head Coach Eagle Keys were both dismissed, with Bob Ackles moving up from his assistant General Manager post and Cal Murphy elevated to Head Coach. The Lions played .500 football the rest of the season, but finished in fifth place in their division with a 6-10 record. The 1975 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 22nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 18th Canadian Football League season. ... Cal Murphy is a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer who earned his fame as a coach and General Manager for nine Grey Cup Championship teams. ...


The Lions' 1976 season concluded with a 5-9-2 fourth place finish. Individually, John Sciarra became the second Lion to win the Schenley award as the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie, while Bill Baker won the Schenley Defensive Player award. Harry Spring became the second Lion inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder. Rookies and local talents, linebacker Glen Jackson and punter/kicker Lui Passaglia were two other bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season. The 1976 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 23rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 19th Canadian Football League season. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ... Glen Jackson may be: Glen Jackson, rugby player. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ...


A complete off-season overhaul in the coaching staff brought Edmonton assistant Vic Rapp in as the 10th Head Coach of the Lions as they opened their 1977 season. A revamped Lions lineup included rookies Leon Bright, John Blain, Ken Hinton, and quarterback Jerry Tagge, as well as several newly acquired veterans. The Lions last-minute heroics earned them the nickname "the Cardiac Kids." The Lions finished with a 10-6 record, good enough for second place in the Western Division (the first time the Lions finished higher than third place since 1964). The Lions opened the playoffs with a 33-32 upset of the Winnipeg before losing to Grey Cup finalist Edmonton in the Western Division Finals. Wide receiver Leon Bright captured the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award, and Al Wilson became the first Lion to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award. The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The 1977 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 24th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 20th Canadian Football League season. ... Jerry Tagge (born April 12, 1950) is a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hall of Fame. ... The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Leon Bright (born May 19, 1955 in Starke, Florida) was a football player in the CFL for four years and in the NFL for five years. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award is annually rewarded to the best offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. ...


In 1978, the Lions finished the season at 7-7-2 and in fourth place in their division. Rookie running backs John Henry White and Larry Key provided a much improved rushing game, but depth was still the missing ingredient, as the Lions missed the playoffs. 1978 also saw the emergence of rookie quarterback Joe Paopao, the "Throwin' Samoan." The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season. ... The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ...


The Lions' 1979 season began with Jerry Tagge at quarterback, but he eventually missed the second half of the season with an injury that would also end his playing career. Led by Joe Paopao, the Lions lost five, but finished third with a 9-6-1 record, making the playoffs. The Lions lost to the Calgary Stampeders in the semi-finals, 37-2. Jim Young retired at the end of the season, and Norm Fieldgate became the second Lions player to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Rising costs and an aging Empire Stadium cast a shadow over future prospects. To head off a crisis, the directors, led by past-President Jack Farley, developed a plan to sell stock and seek a strong partnership with a major corporate sponsor to keep operations viable while waiting for the construction of a new stadium in downtown Vancouver. The 1979 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 26th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 22nd Canadian Football League season. ... Jerry Tagge (born April 12, 1950) is a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hall of Fame. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...


The 1980s

The Lions' logo, 1978-1989.
The Lions' logo, 1978-1989.
BC Place Stadium, 1983-present
BC Place Stadium, 1983-present

The Lions failed to make a consecutive playoff appearance in 1980, despite a winning 8-7-1 finish. Off the field, the decision was made to begin construction of a new indoor stadium in downtown Vancouver. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 226 KB) Taken by me in 2003. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 226 KB) Taken by me in 2003. ... The 1980 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 27th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 23rd Canadian Football League season. ...


In 1981, the Lions returned to the playoffs with a third place divisional finish and a 10-6 record. The Lions again upset Winnipeg in the semi-finals, 15-11, before losing a 22-16 heart breaker in the Western Division Finals to eventual Grey Cup champion Edmonton. Paopao and second-year quarterback Roy Dewalt, had wide-out Ty Grey as their deep-threat receiver, while rookie defensive back Larry Crawford led the CFL in interceptions. The Labatt Brewing Company became the Lions' major sponsor in a marketing agreement that brought much needed financial stability to the team. The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Roy Dewaltis a former Canadian Football League quarterback who in a career lasting seven years played for the British Columbia Lions the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and the Ottawa Renegades. ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ...


Standout wide receiver Mervyn "Swervin' Mervyn" Fernandez was among the rookies who joined the Lions in 1982, winning the Jackie Parker Trophy as the Western Division's most outstanding rookie. Despite a winning 9-7 record, the Lions finished fourth in their division, but did not reach the playoffs. The end of the season saw the dismissal of Head Coach Vic Rapp and his coaching staff. Lions' running back great Willie "The Wisp" Fleming was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Mervyn Fernandez (born December 29, 1959 in Merced, California) was a former professional football player for the NFL Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... The 1982 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...


In January, 1983, former Edmonton defensive coordinator Don Matthews was named the Lions' new Head Coach. The quarterback-receiver combination of Dewalt to Fernandez led the Lions' attack, while the defence set a new CFL record of 42 interceptions. The Lions finished 11-5 for the second-best record in team history and returned to first place for the first time since the 1964 season. B.C. Place Stadium, the new home of the Lions, opened in June, 1983. The Lions stormed into the playoffs, defeating Winnipeg in the Western Division finals, 39-21. The Western Division champions hosted the Toronto Argonauts in the 71st Grey Cup, ending a 19-year absence from the classic. Unfortunately, B.C. Place fans watched the Argonauts defeat their hometown team in a taught, 18-17 contest. The 1983 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 30th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 26th Canadian Football League season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Don Matthews (born June 22, 1939 in Amesbury, Massachusetts) is a coach in the Canadian Football League, currently with the Montreal Alouettes organization. ... Roy Dewaltis a former Canadian Football League quarterback who in a career lasting seven years played for the British Columbia Lions the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and the Ottawa Renegades. ... The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... The 1983 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 30th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 26th Canadian Football League season. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 71st Grey Cup was played November 27, 1983, at B.C. Place in Vancouver, before 59,345 fans, and the Toronto Argonauts beat the hometown B.C. Lions in a nail-biter, 18 to 17. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


In 1984, the Lions' biggest trade since the Joe Kapp deal brought CFL All-Star James "Quick" Parker to the Lions' defence from Edmonton. The Lions again finished first in the Western Division with a league leading 12-3-1 record, but the second straight first place finish was dampened by the late season loss of quarterback Roy Dewalt to injury. In a repeat Western Finals matchup at B.C. Place, Winnipeg triumphed 31-14 and went on to win the 72nd Grey Cup. Average crowds in excess of 40,000 in each of the first two years at B.C. Place reversed the team's financial fortunes, with stockholders receiving early repayment. Lions' greats Joe Kapp and linebacker Tom Brown were inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. The 1984 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 31st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 27th Canadian Football League season. ... James Parker, born January 1, 1958, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a star defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... Date November 18, 1984 Stadium Commonwealth Stadium City Edmonton Most Valuable Player Offence: Tom Clements (QB), Winnipeg Defence: Tyrone Jones (LB), Winnipeg Most Valuable Canadian Sean Kehoe (RB), Winnipeg National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 60,081 Network CBC, Canadian Football Network, Télévision de Radio-Canada Announcers... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ...


1985 champions

The Lions' 1985 season began with much promise. Mervyn Fernandez shattered several team receiving records and second year receiver Jim Sandusky broke the 1,000 yard mark. Rookie defensive tackle Mike Gray was the most visible of several rookies. With depth and few injuries, the final season record of 13-3 was the best in team history, bringing the Lions their third consecutive first place divisional finish. The Lions avenged their prior year's playoff defeat by handling Winnipeg 42-22, despite that fact that the Blue Bombers had won both regular season meetings and wide receiver Fernandez was out with a leg injury. One week later, the same Lions line-up met Hamilton at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. 21 years of waiting ended with a 37-24 Grey Cup championship victory over the Tiger-Cats in the 73rd Grey Cup. Quarterback Roy Dewalt won the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player award on offence, while defensive end James "Quick" Parker took home the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player award on defence. Kicker Lui Passaglia was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian. Don Matthews won his first CFL Coach of the Year award. Mervyn Fernandez became the first Lion to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award and defensive tackle Mike Gray won both the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award and the Jackie Parker Trophy. Linebacker Tyrone Crews won the first of two consecutive CFL Players Association Outstanding Community Service Awards. The CFL champions returned to Vancouver for a victory celebration that swept across the entire province. The 1985 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 32nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 28th Canadian Football League season. ... 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Date November 24, 1985 Stadium Olympic Stadium/Le Stade Olympique City Montreal Most Valuable Player Offence: Roy Dewalt (QB), British Columbia Defence: James Quick Parker (DE), British Columbia Most Valuable Canadian Lui Passaglia (K/P), British Columbia National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 56,723 Network CBC, CTV, T... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Player award is awarded annually to the player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football Leagues equivalent to the Superbowl. ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Player award is awarded annually to the player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football Leagues equivalent to the Superbowl. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... 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Defending their championship in 1986 proved even harder than winning it the year before, as the Lions battled the Eskimos, Blue Bombers, injuries, and the CFL's newly extended 18 game regular season. The Lions reached the halfway mark at 7-2 losing at Edmonton, and at home to Calgary. The Lions then ran their record to 9-2 before hitting a four game losing streak, started by back to back losses to Edmonton. The Lions rebounded to win back to back games against Winnipeg to finish the season 12-6, and second in the Western Division. Under the new playoff format, the Lions met the Bombers for a third straight week, winning the Semi-Finals 21-14, before travelling to Edmonton for the Lions' first Western Final road game in four years. The Lions lost their fourth game of the year to the Eskimos 41-5, ending the Lions' hopes of defending their title in front of a home crowd at B.C.Place. The 1985 Grey Cup title, the prospect of defending the title at home, and the excitement in the area generated from Expo 86 helped the Lions outdraw the Vancouver Canucks in total attendance in 1986, despite the fact the Lions had only 9 regular season home games compared to the Canucks' 40. The Lions became the first, and so far only, team ever to draw over 400,000 fans in a season. Off the field, the big news of the year was the departure of General Manager Bob Ackles to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, ending Ackles' 33 year association with the Lions (he would return in 2002). Ackles was replaced by former Montreal General Manager Joe Galat in August, 1986. The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ...


The Lions began their 1987 campaign without the services of stand out wide receiver Mervyn Fernandez, who left during the offseason to join the Los Angeles Raiders. The season began with a four game winning streak, but the team seemed to lose focus through the middle of the season, looking invincible in one game and lethargic the next. Entering the last half of the year, the Lions were still in contention for first place but not playing like a team driving for a title. When the team suffered a three-game losing streak, General Manager Joe Galat fired Don Matthews, the winningest coach in Lions history with just four games to go. The Lions instantly responded to new Coach Larry Donovan, winning the final four games including a thrilling come-from-behind 33-32 victory over Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium that many observers called the CFL's greatest comeback ever. The win gave the Lions first place in the Western Division for the fourth time in five years with a 12-6 record. Home field advantage at B.C. Place in the Western Finals wasn't enough however, as the Lions fell to the eventual Grey Cup champion Eskimos, 31-7. The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ...


The CFL's competition cap forced the Lions to start the 1988 season with 22 new faces in their lineup, one of which was star quarterback Matt Dunigan, acquired in a trade with Edmonton. Despite the large number of new players, the Lions jelled and finished the regular season with a 10-8 record. The Lions entered the playoffs with momentum and were touted as Grey Cup favourites. The Leos managed hard-earned playoff victories on the road at Saskatchewan, beating the Roughriders, 42-18 in the Semi-Finals, before defeating the Eskimos in the Western Division Finals at Commonwealth Stadium, 37-19. That set the stage for the 76th Grey Cup Championship Game against the Blue Bombers, in front of a crowd in excess of 50,000 in unseasonably mild but windy conditions at Ottawa. The lead changed hands several times during the hard fought contest. The Leos drove to the Winnipeg seven-yard line in the final minutes only to have Matt Dunigan's pass deflected by two defenders and intercepted to snuff out the drive. The Bombers went on to win the Cup, 22-21. The 1988 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 35th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 31st Canadian Football League season. ... Matt Dunigan (born December 6, 1960 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former quarterback in the Canadian Football League who is currently a CFL television analyst for TSN. Although born in Ohio, Dunigan was raised in Dallas and grew up admiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Date November 27, 1988 Stadium Lansdowne Park City Ottawa Most Valuable Player Offence: James Murphy, Winnipeg Defence: Michael Gray, Winnipeg Most Valuable Canadian Bob Cameron (K/P), Winnipeg National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 50,604 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Brian... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...


Buoyed by their Grey Cup appearance the previous season, the Lions entered the 1989 season with much optimism. However, the team opened the campaign with a loss to Edmonton in Commonwealth Stadium, followed by three more losses before Coach Larry Donovan was fired and replaced by General Manager Joe Galat. After dropping their fifth straight game to the Eskimos, the Lions put together a four-game winning streak, fuelling playoff hopes. Unfortunately, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers shattered those hopes in back to back games, rolling over the Leos 53-34 in Winnipeg, and then edging the Lions 24-20 in an overtime contest in Vancouver. The Lions never did get back on track, finishing the year with a disappointing 7-11 record, and missing the playoffs for the first time since 1982. Bright spots included running back Darrell Wallace, who won the Western Division's Jackie Parker Trophy as Most Outstanding Rookie (Wallace was second in the CFL in total offensive yardage), and quarterback Matt Dunigan who won the CFL Players Association Outstanding Community Service Award. Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The 1989 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 36th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 32nd Canadian Football League season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... The 1982 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... Every year the Canadian Football League Players Association presents the Tom Pate Award. ...


The 1990s

Under new Head Coach Lary Kuharich and General Manager Joe Kapp, the Lions generated a good deal of preseason hype in 1990 with the signings of West Virginia University quarterback Major Harris, who was fourth in 1989 Heisman Trophy balloting, former New York Jets star Mark Gastineau, and quarterback Doug Flutie. However, the publicity did not translate into on-field victories and turmoil plagued the team. Two coaches left early in the season amid controversy. The Lions tied their first game against Calgary in the dying seconds of the contest as Doug Flutie tossed a "Hail Mary" pass to Ray Alexander in the end zone. The Lions kept close in every game, winning a tight one against Winnipeg at home on a last-second Passaglia field goal, while losing to Hamilton in the final seconds in the next contest. The eastern road trip to Ottawa and Toronto, during which the Lions lost both games, spelled the beginning of the end for the new coach and general manager. The following week, the Leos dropped another one to the Argos, 49-19, and one week after that, another former Lions great, Jim "Dirty Thirty" Young, was behind the bench as interim head coach. Bob O'Billovich took over as Vice President of Football Operations and Head Coach on September 14, 1990 and promptly guided the team to a strong 34-4 victory over Hamilton. The Lions gained stability as the season wore on, and although they missed the playoffs, "Obie's" charges went 4-3 over the last seven games of the season, and their strong finish fuelled hopes for a much brighter 1991 season. Highlights of the year included Lui Passaglia's new professional football scoring record, as he booted his 2,238th point, finishing the year with 2,312 points. Lui also became the longest-playing Lion in history, appearing in a total of 236 games, overtaking Al Wilson's previous mark of 233 games. Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... The 1990 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 37th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 33rd Canadian Football League season. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... Major Harris (February 15, 1968–) was a college quarterback for West Virginia University during the 1980s. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Marcus Dell Gastineau (born November 20, 1956) is a former American football player who was a star Defensive End for the New York Jets from 1979 to 1988. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Robert (Bob) OBillovich hails from Butte, Montana and is the current director of player personnel with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The 1991 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 38th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 34th Canadian Football League season. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ...


The 1991 season opened with promise. Although the team dropped a 39-34 decision to Calgary at B.C. Place, the game was tight and the Lions were in the contest to the very end. It was a harbinger of things to come as Bob O'Billovich's young team with 12 rookies in the lineup, turned virtually every contest into a nail biter, playing in a CFL record six overtime contests, winning three and losing three. Behind the outstanding quarterbacking of Doug Flutie, the powerful running of rookie Jon Volpe, the receiving of rookie Matt Clark and veteran Ray Alexander, the Lions were capable of beating any team in the CFL. On August 1, 1991, the 2-1 Lions faced the undefeated Toronto Argonauts featuring Raghib "the Rocket" Ismail, at B.C. Place Stadium. A huge crowd of 53,527 was on hand. After falling behind 21-3 in the first quarter, the Lions battled back and took control of the game in the final quarter. Toronto managed to tie the game but in overtime, but an electrifying kickoff return for a touchdown by Raymond Ethridge and terrific play by the Lions' special teams spelled the difference. The Lions triumphed 52-41 in overtime. Unfortunately, the following week, Calgary stopped the Leos, 34-30 in overtime. The Lions offence led the CFL in 11 different categories and the team was in a battle for first place in the Western Division, right down to the end of the season. Entering the playoffs against the Stampeders in third place with an 11-7 record (for the best Lions win-loss record in four years), the Leos took a commanding 31-15 lead by the end of the first half. Although the Lions had never lost a game all year when leading at the half, Calgary stormed back with an incredible third quarter, scoring four touchdowns, and holding off the Lions to win, 43-41. The disappointing loss was at least partially offset by the awarding of three Lions with outstanding player awards. Doug Flutie was named the CFL's Outstanding Player, Jon Volpe won the CFL's Outstanding Rookie award as well as the West Division's Jackie Parker Trophy and the Eddie James Memorial Trophy for leading the division in rushing. Offensive tackle Jim Mills became the CFL's Outstanding Offensive Lineman and the West Division's DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy award winner for the second consecutive year. Although quarterback Doug Flutie signed as a free agent with the Stampeders in the post-season, the acquisition of his replacement from Calgary, Danny Barrett, prior to training camp, brought hope of good things to come in 1992. The 1991 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 38th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 34th Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Robert (Bob) OBillovich hails from Butte, Montana and is the current director of player personnel with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Raghib Ramadian Rocket Ismail (b. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Outstanding Player Award is annually rewarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... The Eddie James Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, awarded to the leading rusher in the West Division. ... James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former football offensive lineman. ... The DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Danny Barrett is the current head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, a position he has held since the 2000 season. ... The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season. ...


The Lions entered training camp in 1992 with high expectations. Despite the loss of Doug Flutie, Grey Cup winning quarterback Danny Barrett was counted on to be an able replacement. In the season opener against Edmonton, however, Barrett struggled, eventually giving way to back-up Tony Kimbrough in the second half. The Eskimos went on to win, 37-26. The following week, the Lions' fortunes continued to spiral downward, this time, on the road, as the Toronto Argonauts crushed the Leos, 61-20. In the third game of the year against Doug Flutie and the Calgary Stampeders, Barrett, who had regained his starting job at quarterback, went down in the third quarter with a separated shoulder. Flutie then guided Calgary to a 37-19 win, and the Lions slid further downhill from there. The team lost eight straight before finally edging out Ottawa 33-27 on September 3, 1992, with Danny Barrett back at the helm. To add insult to injury, off-season and off-field problems emerged to swing focus from football to ownership, as Lions' owner Murray Pezim declared bankruptcy, and the CFL was forced to take over the team. Three weeks later, a new owner was found, as The Brick Furniture Store owner Bill Comrie purchased the Lions from the CFL on September 23, 1992. Unfortunately, the team on the field didn't respond to the new found ownership stability, losing the final seven games of the year to finish the season with a disappointing 3-15 record. Head Coach O'Billovich and his staff were fired at season's end, and on December 12, 1992, new General Manager Eric Tillman announced the hiring of Ottawa defensive coordinator Dave Ritchie, as the new Head Coach of the Lions. The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season. ... Danny Barrett is the current head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, a position he has held since the 2000 season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season. ... The Brick Group Income Fund TSX: BRK.UN opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta in 1971, and has grown to become one of Canadas largest volume retailers of furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. ... The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1992 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 39th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 35th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... Dave Ritchie is a coach in the Canadian Football League. ...


The "new", 1993 edition of the B.C. Lions, under the guidance of Head Coach Dave Ritchie and General Manager Eric Tillman signed a number of proven CFL veterans, including Danny McManus, James "Wild" West, Rob Smith, Less Browne, Tyrone Jones, and Sean Foudy. The team also added promising rookies, such as running back Cory Philpot, draft pick Tom Europe, and Derek Grier. A contract dispute with Jon Volpe kept him from training camp, but he was back in the fold by the second game of the season. The Lions struck quickly with wins over Saskatchewan and Toronto before grinding to a halt in Winnipeg after only three days rest between road games. However, the Leos would only lose two more games through July, August, and mid-September, cruising to an 8-3 record, the Lions' best start since 1987. Quarterback Danny Barrett broke the CFL's single-game passing yard record, completing 30 passes for 601 yards, eclipsing the previous mark of 586 yards set back in 1954 by Alouettes legend, Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry. The Lions entered the September 18, 1993 game against Calgary in a battle for first place in the Western Division. However, Doug Flutie and the Stamps prevailed, 40-21. The Lions would go on to win only two of the next seven games, sliding to a 64-27 pounding against Sacramento in the regular season finale, for a 10-8 finish. Nevertheless, the Lions made the playoffs after a 1 year absence, facing Calgary in the Western Division's Semi-Finals on November 14, 1993. Despite generating twice as much offence as the Stamps, the Leos could not score a touchdown and fell 17-9. The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season. ... Danny McManus (b. ... Cory Philpot is a former running back for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... Danny Barrett is the current head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, a position he has held since the 2000 season. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Sam Etcheverry (b May 20, 1930 at Carlsbad, New Mexico) is a former star Canadian football player and head coach and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. ... The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Sacramento Gold Miners were a Canadian football team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ...


1994 champions

The Lions entered the 1994 campaign with a new quarterback, Kent Austin, at the helm. Off-season trades with Ottawa provided offensive guard Denny Chronopoulos, defensive lineman Andrew Stewart, and rush linebacker Angelo Snipes. A group of young, unknown, and aggressive linebackers emerged at training camp, Henry Newby, Tyrone Chatman, and Virgil Robertson, while the secondary was strengthened with the additions of Charles Gordon and Enis Jackson. The Lions opened the season at B.C.Place and gave the fans a taste of things to come with a hard-fought 24-20 victory over Winnipeg. The Lions offensive power was amply demonstrated the following week with a 57-18 thumping of the Ottawa Rough Riders. By the end of August, 1994, the Lions were 7-1-0, and had broken several single-game offensive records, including a 67-15 point record win over Shreveport. The Leos' secondary was further bolstered by the signing of former NFL stars James Jefferson and Barry Wilburn. The team endured a dry spell at the season's mid-point, losing close games to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, and Baltimore. A late season win over Las Vegas (45-7) and a close 24-23 loss to Calgary, gave the Lions new hope heading into the playoffs, as well as an 11-6-1 regular season finish. The team travelled to Edmonton for the Western Division Semi-Finals, where the Lions had only managed one playoff victory at Commonwealth Stadium. With just over four minutes left in the game, defensive back Charles Gordon's miraculous end-zone interception stopped the Eskimos in their tracks and gave new life to the Lions. Quarterback Kent Austin, replacing an injured Danny McManus who had started the game, mounted a Lions' drive which ate up the clock and the field. Lui Passaglia kicked the winning field goal with 30 seconds left to give the Lions a tough 24-23 come-from-behind victory. The following week, in one of the most memorable CFL games ever, the Lions and the Doug Flutie led Stampeders traded touchdowns and field goals all night at McMahon Stadium. In the swirling snow with two minutes left in the game, Calgary set up to kick a game winning field goal. Lions' linebacker Ray Alexander leapt up and made an amazing block, giving the Lions renewed hope. Danny McManus, who had replaced Kent Austin in the second half after Austin re-injured a separated shoulder, staged a furious last-minute drive, hitting receivers all the way down the field to the Stampeder's four yard line. With Calgary leading 36-31, with four seconds left in the game, McManus found receiver Darren Flutie alone in the end zone to give the Lions their first playoff victory over Calgary in 30 years, and a berth in the Grey Cup against Baltimore at B.C. Place. The dramatics continued the following week in the 82nd Grey Cup. With 55,097 cheering fans looking on, the Lions and Stallions staged another thriller with both teams playing great football. Baltimore took a 17-10 lead at halftime, and extended their lead to 20-10 early in the third quarter. Lions' quarterback Danny McManus entered the game and staged a second-half rally. Seemingly stalled at the Baltimore 30 yard line, Lui Passaglia and Darren Flutie staged a fake field goal to gain a big first down, which changed the momentum of the game. McManus ran in from the two-yard line to score to tie the game was at 20-20. After the teams traded field goals to make the score 23-23, McManus engineered another late-game drive to the Baltimore 37 yard line. Passaglia missed the field goal with just over one minute remaining, but the Lions' defence rose up to deny Baltimore and stop them cold within their own five-yard line. After a punt and a couple of runs to set up another field goal try, Passaglia converted a field goal with no time remaining on the clock to give the Lions an incredible 26-23 victory, the third Grey Cup championship in the team's history. Passaglia went on to win a well deserved Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian award for his heroics. The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... Kent Austin is the Head Coach of the CFLs Saskatchewan Roughriders. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... 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The 1995 season began with Grey Cup hero Danny McManus named as starting quarterback, replacing Kent Austin, who was traded to Toronto. Shelton Quarles was added to a strong linebacker corps. The season started with an exciting, late come-from-behind 37-34 victory over the Baltimore Stallions at B.C. Place. The Lions won their first three games before suffering a set back in Calgary. The Leos got back on track with a strong performance over Ottawa, and went on to a 7-1 record, challenging the Stampeders in the North Division. Injuries to key players during a three game, 10 day road trip resulted in a late season swoon that the Lions couldn't recover from. A victory over Saskatchewan at B.C. Place in the regular season finale solidified 3rd place in the rugged Northern Division with a 10-8 record and a trip to Edmonton for the playoffs. The Lions' 1995 season came to an end with a 26-15 loss to the Eskimos in the semi-finals. Individually, Lions' running back Cory Philpot broke the CFL record for touchdowns in a season with 22, and won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row as the Northern Division's leading rusher. Lui Passaglia ended the season with 3,160 career points. Jamie Taras won the DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy as the Northern Division's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... Danny McManus (b. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Shelton Eugene Quarles (born September 11, 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a current linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team he played for in his ten year career from 1997 to 2006. ... The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... The Eddie James Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, awarded to the leading rusher in the West Division. ... Jamie Taras (born January 31, 1966) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions, and current Vice President of the Canadian Football League Players Association. ... The DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy. ...


1996 was a season of turmoil for the Lions, both on and off the field. Former Lions' quarterback and fan favourite Joe Paopao returned to the team from the Edmonton Eskimos as the new Head Coach, replacing Dave Ritchie. On March 11, 1996, Lions' owner Bill Comrie announced that the club had been sold to a group of 10 local businessmen headed by Nelson Skalbania and Michael Jensen. The Lions held training camp at UBC with over a hundred players invited. Mike McCarthy arrived in Vancouver to become the Lions new VP of Football Operations. On the field, the Lions started the season with 18 new faces in the line-up, including heralded Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware at quarterback. Unfortunately, the Lions started the season at 0-4, and quarterback Damon Allen was signed to replace Ware. Stability in the front office proved short lived, as Skalbania and his ownership group lost control of the team, and the Lions (again) went into receivership. The bright spot of the season was an exciting and improbable, 35-11 victory over Doug Flutie and the Toronto Argonauts, in September, 1996. On October 31, 1996, Hamilton businessman David Braley announced his intention to buy the team. November 2, 1996 marked the end of the season as the Lions defeated Ottawa 35-24 in what was the Rough Riders' final game in club history. The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... Nelson M. Skalbania (born February 12, 1938) is a flamboyant Canadian businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia best known for signing a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... Andre Ware (born July 31, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas) won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Houston and was later drafted #7 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ... For the figure skater, see Damon Allen (figure skater). ... Andre Ware (born July 31, 1968 in Dickinson, Texas) won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Houston and was later drafted #7 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. ... Nelson M. Skalbania (born February 12, 1938) is a flamboyant Canadian businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia best known for signing a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


David Braley's ownership and a coaching change brought the Lions much needed stability as they entered the 1997 season, and some of that stability seemed to have translated to success on the field. Joe Paopao resigned prior to the season's start, and was replaced as Head Coach by Adam Rita. The Lions made the playoffs for the 20th time in their 43 year club history, despite an 8-10, 4th place divisional finish. The Leos' 1997 playoff appearance marked the first time in CFL history that a Western Conference team participated in an Eastern Conference Semi-Final, under a then in force, "cross-over rule" (where the 4th place team from one division qualified for the playoffs, as long as the team earned more points than the 3rd place team from the opposing division. Once so qualified, the 4th place team would then "cross-over" to the other division to play the 2nd place team in the opposing division). The Lions thus faced Montreal in the Eastern semi-finals, eventually losing to the Alouettes, 45-35, in a spirited contest. Fullback Sean Millington was awarded the CFL's Outstanding Canadian Award at season's end, while linebacker B.J. Gallis won the Jackie Parker Trophy as the Western Division's top rookie. The 1997 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 44th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 40th Canadian Football League season. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ... Adam Rita is the vice president of football operations for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... The 1997 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 44th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 40th Canadian Football League season. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Canadian Football Leagues East Division has 4 teams. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Outstanding Canadian Award is annually rewarded to the best Canadian player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ...


The Lions started the 1998 season off on the wrong foot, losing their first three games, before finally beating Saskatchewan in Week 4. The defence held their own, but the offence struggled. The low point of the year occurred on August 9, 1998, when the eventual Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders came into B.C. Place and beat the hometown Leos 55-9. With a record of 3-6-0, Head Coach Adam Rita resigned, and was replaced by Greg Mohns. The no nonsense approach of Mohns seemed to spark the team, as the Lions embarked on a memorable, six game winning streak (which the team had not done since 1986) heading into the playoffs. The Lions, who finished 9-9 on the year, lost in the semi-finals to Edmonton in heartbreaking fashion, but showed promise for the upcoming season. Kicker Lui Passaglia won the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy as the top scorer in the Western Division. The 1998 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The 1998 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season. ... Date November 22, 1998 Stadium Winnipeg Stadium City Winnipeg Most Valuable Player Jeff Garcia, Calgary Most Valuable Canadian Vince Danielson, Calgary National Anthem Coin toss Halftime show Attendance 34,157 TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage, Mark Lee, Chris Walby, Brian Williams, Glen Suitor, Brenda Irving... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Adam Rita is the vice president of football operations for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, given to the top scorer in the West Division. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ...


Expectations for the Lions were high as the 1999 season began, following the team's promising finish a year earlier, and with the announcement that the Grey Cup game would be played in Vancouver. Quality free agents such as slotback Don Blair and cornerback Eric Carter were brought in to add depth to an already impressive lineup, and with the likes of Robert Drummond and Jimmy “The Jet” Cunningham back in form following injury-plagued 1998 seasons, the Lions were primed for a successful season. The Lions started fast out of the gate, winning their first three games to set a new club record with nine straight regular season wins. The Lions either held sole possession of first place or were tied with Calgary throughout the season. The Lions ended the regular season with two straight wins, finishing first in the division with a 13-5 record, the Lions' best record since 1985, and the first divisional championship since 1987. Unfortunately, the Lions' dream season came to a premature and heartbreaking end, as the Stamps beat the Lions 26-24 in the Lions' first home playoff game in 12 years. The Lions fielded three CFL All-Stars in 1999: slotback Jimmy Cunningham, centre Jamie Taras, and defensive tackle Johnny Scott. Linebacker Paul Lacoste was voted the CFL's top rookie, and was also awarded the Jackie Parker Trophy. Defensive end Daved Benefield was named the Western Division's top defensive player, while Jamie Taras won the DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy as the West's most outstanding offensive lineman, as well as the CFL Player's Association Outstanding Community Service Award. The 1999 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 46th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 42nd Canadian Football League season. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... The 1998 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The 1985 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 32nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 28th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The 1999 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 46th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 42nd Canadian Football League season. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... The Norm Fieldgate Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the West Division. ... Jamie Taras (born January 31, 1966) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions, and current Vice President of the Canadian Football League Players Association. ... The DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy. ... Every year the Canadian Football League Players Association presents the Tom Pate Award. ...


The 2000s

2000 champions

Lui Passaglia and Damon Allen with the Grey Cup in January 2001
Lui Passaglia and Damon Allen with the Grey Cup in January 2001

The Lions began the 2000 campaign with only one goal in mind: win the Grey Cup. Six months later, the Lions would fulfill that destiny, but the path to the 88th Grey Cup was one of the most adventurous, unpredictable, and memorable ever in CFL history. The year started well enough, with victories over Hamilton and Saskatchewan, but a 35-2 loss to Calgary began a four-game losing streak and a lot of finger-pointing. A win over the Toronto Argonauts halted the slide, but following the game, Head Coach Greg Mohns resigned to join the XFL. Long-time CFL coach Steve Buratto, who joined the club only two weeks earlier as a receivers coach, was promoted to the top job, and got instant results with a huge 51-4 win over the Argos in the second of back-to-back games. Despite a promising start, the Lions only won one of their next five games to sit at 5-9 on Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, the Lions came together when it counted the most, winning three of their last four heading into the playoffs, and the offence jelling to become the best in the CFL that season. Quarterback Damon Allen broke Ron Lancaster's CFL record for career passing yardage. Lui Passaglia played in a memorable, “Luv Ya Lui” night at his final game at B.C. Place, and also set a CFL record for single season field goal percentage. The Lions finished the year 8-10 and in third place in the Western Division, but were the team other teams did not want to face in the playoffs. A snarly defence started to show its grit, and the Lions roared confidently into Edmonton and emerged with a 34-32 Western Semi-Final victory, thanks to a Passaglia field goal on the final play. The Lions next faced Calgary in the Western Finals, and the Lions steamrolled to a decisive 37-23 win. The Leos' Cinderella season came to a close on November 26, 2000 in the Grey Cup at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, as the Lions won their fourth championship in team history with a nail biting 28-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. Running back Robert Drummond won the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player award, while backfield teammate Sean Millington took home the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian trophy. The Lions' triumph marked the first time a team with a sub-.500 regular season record won the Grey Cup, and it signalled a marvellous end to Lui Passaglia's outstanding, 25-year CFL career. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 497 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1026 × 1238 pixel, file size: 678 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Expectations were high for the CFL champion Lions in 2001, but the team ultimately never seemed to gel. Quarterback Damon Allen struggled, and the team hovered around the .500 mark all season. Finishing at 8-10, the Lions did make the playoffs, but were immediately bounced by Calgary in the Western Division Semi-Finals, 28-19. Matt Kellett became only the second full-time field goal kicker in 26 years, as he replaced the legendary Lui Passaglia. Rookie middle linebacker Barrin Simpson led the team in tackles and was named a first-team CFL All-Star, as well as the CFL's Rookie of the Year and Jackie Parker Trophy winner. Cornerback Eric Carter was also named to the CFL's 2001 All-Star team. The 2001 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 48th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 44th Canadian Football League season. ... For the figure skater, see Damon Allen (figure skater). ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Barrin Simpson(Born: October 1, 1977, in Starkville, Missouri) is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... The 2001 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 48th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 44th Canadian Football League season. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... The 2001 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 48th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 44th Canadian Football League season. ...


Bob Ackles returned to the Lions as President & CEO before the 2002 season, which saw the Lions finish at 10-8 for a 3rd place finish in the Western Division, and the return of Adam Rita as Head Coach. The Lions faced Winnipeg in the Western Semi-Finals. falling 30-3 to the Bombers. Individually, Eric Carter and Barrin Simpson repeated as CFL All-Stars, while slotback Jason Clermont won CFL's most outstanding rookie award, as well as the Western Division's Jackie Parker Trophy. Fullback Sean Millington won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as the outstanding Canadian Western Division player, for the 3rd time. The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season. ... Adam Rita is the vice president of football operations for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season. ... Jason Clermont (born May 28, 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football player with the British Columbia Lions. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. ...


The 2003 season marked the beginning of a new era, as Wally Buono replaced Adam Rita as Head Coach and GM. The Lions also acquired former Stampeders and NFL QB Dave Dickenson through free agency, which prompted Lions QB Damon Allen to leave for the Toronto Argonauts. The Lions finished in a 3-way, 2nd place tie at 11-7 with Western Division foes, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, and faced the Eastern Division's Toronto Argonauts by way of the CFL's "cross-over rule." The Lions closed out the season with a 28-7 loss to the Argos in the Eastern Division semi-finals. Barrin Simpson appeared as a CFL All-Star for the 3rd year in a row, joined by newcomers Ray Jacobs on defence, and electrifying slotback Geroy Simon on offence. Wide receiver Frank Cutolo won the CFL and Western Division rookie of the year awards. Offensive tackle Steve Hardin won the CFL Player's Association Outstanding Community Service Award. The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season. ... Wally Buono - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Adam Rita is the vice president of football operations for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ... David Dickenson (born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana) is a professional Canadian football player. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Barrin Simpson(Born: October 1, 1977, in Starkville, Missouri) is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Jackie Parker Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Rookie in the West Division. ... Every year the Canadian Football League Players Association presents the Tom Pate Award. ...


The 2004 season marked one of the Lions' best regular season records in club history. Going 13-5 and finishing 1st in the division, the Lions set a team record of 8 consecutive wins in a single season. In addition to club records, the season brought an array of individual performances to the forefront. Quarterback Casey Printers set a CFL record for highest single game completion average of 90.9% (completing 20 of 22 passing attempts) during an August, 2004 game against Hamilton. Outstanding slot back Geroy Simon tied three team records by catching four touchdown passes in the same game. After the conclusion of the regular season, Printers was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player, while Jason Clermont won the Most Outstanding Canadian award. Printers and Simon joined 4 time All-Star linebacker Barrin Simpson as 2004 CFL All-Stars. The Lions, receiving a bye in the first round of the playoffs by virtue of their first place divisional finish, faced one of their biggest rivals, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In a nail biting finish, the Lions defeated the Roughriders 27-25, in overtime. The Lions were then pitted against the Toronto Argonauts in the 92nd Grey Cup Championship, a rematch of the 2003 semi-finals. The Lions would not exact their revenge, losing 27-19. Jason Clermont won the Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian award in the effort. The 2004 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 51st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 47th Canadian Football League season. ... Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981)[1] is a professional American football and Canadian football player from Texas. ... The 2004 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 51st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 47th Canadian Football League season. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981)[1] is a professional American football and Canadian football player from Texas. ... The Outstanding Player Award is annually rewarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. ... Jason Clermont (born May 28, 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football player with the British Columbia Lions. ... The Outstanding Canadian Award is annually rewarded to the best Canadian player in the Canadian Football League. ... Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981)[1] is a professional American football and Canadian football player from Texas. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Barrin Simpson(Born: October 1, 1977, in Starkville, Missouri) is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... The 2004 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 51st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 47th Canadian Football League season. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The 92nd Grey Cup game took place on November 21, 2004 at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario _ the first time Ottawa hosted the Grey Cup since being granted the Ottawa Renegades franchise. ... The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season. ... Jason Clermont (born May 28, 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football player with the British Columbia Lions. ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Canadian award is awarded annually to the Canadian-born player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup game, the championship of the Canadian Football League. ...

Dave Dickenson calls out a play at the line of scrimmage in a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place in 2005.
Dave Dickenson calls out a play at the line of scrimmage in a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Place in 2005.

Before and during the 2005 season there was controversy as to which quarterback should be the starter, Casey Printers or Dave Dickenson. Printers was the CFL's 2004 season Most Outstanding Player, but Dickenson was a veteran star destined for the CFL Hall of Fame. Many felt that both were deserving. In any event, the team ultimately chose to go with Dickenson, despite his having been somewhat injury prone. The Lions came out of the gate roaring. Led by Dickenson and an outstanding receiving corps, the team strung together 11 consecutive wins. The final game of the win streak came on September 17, 2005, when the Leos squeaked past the Montreal Alouettes by a score of 27-26.[1] The Lions bid for an undefeated season came to a halt the very next week on September 24, 2005, when the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Lions 37-20 at Commonwealth Stadium. Dickenson sustained a season-ending concussion and Printers took over as starting QB. The Lions won only one of their remaining seven games of the regular season. On November 20th, 2005, the Lions lost in the Western Finals to the eventual Grey Cup champion Eskimos at B.C. Place. The game ended with a controversial "non-call" on the last play of the game; as what would have been Printers' game winning pass to slotback Geroy Simon appeared to have been interfered with by a defending Eskimo, and was ruled incomplete. Defensive end Brent Johnson was named a 2005 CFL All-Star, and won the Outstanding Canadian Award. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 487 pixelsFull resolution (1128 × 686 pixel, file size: 631 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 487 pixelsFull resolution (1128 × 686 pixel, file size: 631 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... David Dickenson (born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana) is a professional Canadian football player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981)[1] is a professional American football and Canadian football player from Texas. ... David Dickenson (born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana) is a professional Canadian football player. ... The Outstanding Player Award is annually rewarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... Date November 27, 2005 Stadium BC Place Stadium City Vancouver Most Valuable Player Ricky Ray, Edmonton Most Valuable Canadian Mike Maurer, Edmonton Parade Marshall Pamela Anderson National Anthem Jully Black Coin toss Rt. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Brent Johnson (born December 7, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian football defensive lineman with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... The Outstanding Canadian Award is annually rewarded to the best Canadian player in the Canadian Football League. ...


2006 champions

The 2006 West Division Final at BC Place
The 2006 West Division Final at BC Place

The 2006 season saw Casey Printers go off to the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, however a new quarterback controversy of sorts threatened to develop. During the off-season 2005's third stringer, Buck Pierce won the back-up role and early season injuries to Dave Dickenson forced him into action. Pierce's best game as the starter was on October 6 against the Calgary Stampeders, where he threw 25 for 31 for 297 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. He began the game with one incomplete pass, and then hit his next 14. The Lions in the off-season also acquired former Roughrider Paul McCallum to stabilize the kicking game which had not recovered from Lui Passaglia's retirement in 2000. After a sluggish 2-3 start in 2006, Coach Buono signalled that no starting job was safe by releasing runningback Antonio Warren and defensive back Sam Young. The team responded by winning the next six games. New running back Joe Smith ran for over 100 yards in his first game. Brent Johnson, Barron Miles, and Mark Washington led a dominant defence; 10 different defenders scored touchdowns on turnovers. They also held opposition offences to 17 points or less on 6 occasions. Receiver Geroy Simon dominated opposing defensive backs in a manner not seen since Mervyn Fernandez in the 1980s, and broke the club record for single season receiving yardage for the second straight year. The Lions clinched first place on October 6, earning a third straight bye into the Western Final at home, and tied a team record with a 13-5 mark for the season. 50,084 (league best for 2006) saw BC crush the Roughriders 45-18 in the West final. Looking fully recovered from earlier concussions, Dickenson went 27 for 37 with 3 TDs and no INTs. Paris Jackson made two circus catches for TDs, Jason Claremont bulled his way to 98 yards on 6 catches, Joe Smith scored twice and ran for 116 yards, McCallum was 5 for 5 in field goals, and the BC defence dominated Saskatchewan all afternoon. 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City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Buck Pierce is a Canadian Football League quarterback and is the backup quarterback to Dave Dickenson for the British Columbia Lions. ... David Dickenson (born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana) is a professional Canadian football player. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Paul McCallum (born January 7, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an Canadian gridiron football player currently playing as a placekicker and punter for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Wally Buono - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Antonio Warren (born November 25, 1975) is a Canadian Football League running back for the British Columbia Lions. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Joseph O’Brien Joe Smith (born August 26, 1979) is a Canadian Football player who plays running back for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Brent Johnson (born December 7, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian football defensive lineman with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Barron Miles plays the position of defensive back for the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League. ... Mark Washington (born April 16, 1973 in Temple Hills, Washington) is a Canadian Football League defensive back for the British Columbia Lions. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Mervyn Fernandez (born December 29, 1959 in Merced, California) was a former professional football player for the NFL Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Paris Jackson (July 24th, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a professional football wide receiver currently playing with the CFLs BC Lions. ...


On November 19th, the BC Lions captured their first Grey Cup Championship since 2000 by defeating the Montreal Alouettes 25-14 at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg. Dave Dickenson was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, while Paul McCallum was named the Most Valuable Canadian. In the post-game exuberance, the team snapped the Grey Cup off the lower base with the engraved names, but it was repaired the following Monday..[2] The game is also noted for kicker Paul McCallum going 6 for 6 in field goals, making him a perfect 11 for 11 in the post season. Coach Buono also platooned the three quarterbacks: Dickenson, Pierce and third-string Jarious Jackson all took snaps. is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Player award is awarded annually to the player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football Leagues championship game. ... Paul McCallum (born January 7, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an Canadian gridiron football player currently playing as a placekicker and punter for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Canadian award is awarded annually to the Canadian-born player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup game, the championship of the Canadian Football League. ... Jarious Jackson (born May 3, 1977 in Tupelo, Mississippi) is an American football quarterback and safety, currently a backup with the B.C. Lions of the CFL. // High School Jackson attended Tupelo High School in Mississippi and was an All-America selection in 1995. ...


The record setting season was capped off with Buono's third CFL Coach of the Year Award. The Lions nearly swept the annual player awards, with Brent Johnson, Geroy Simon, Rob Murphy, Mark Washington, and Aaron Hunt (BC's sixth Outstanding Rookie in nine years) all taking home hardware. The Annis Stukus Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is presented annually by the Edmonton Eskimos Alumni Association to the Coach of the Year, as determined by the members of the Football Reporters of Canada. ... Brent Johnson (born December 7, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian football defensive lineman with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Rob Murphy (born January 18, 1977 in Buffalo, New York) is an offensive lineman for the CFLs B.C. Lions. ... Mark Washington (born April 16, 1973 in Temple Hills, Washington) is a Canadian Football League defensive back for the British Columbia Lions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Most Outstanding Rookie Award is annually rewarded to the player deemed to be the best player in his first year in the Canadian Football League. ...


Offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine left for the Edmonton Eskimos in the off-season, becoming their offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. The Lions' play-calling duties for the 2007 season would be handled by quarterbacks coach Steff Kruck, with play design by offensive line coach Dan Dorazio. Veteran linebacker Carl Kidd announced his retirement at the Grey Cup ring ceremony held just prior to training camp, while Bobby Singh was cut and soon picked up by the Calgary Stampeders. John Hufnagel guest-coached at training camp, having previously worked under Buono as offensive coordinator in Calgary in the 1990s.[3] The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... Carl Kidd (born June 10, 1973 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Bobby Singh (born November 21, 1975)[1] is a guard with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League[2] and member of the Board of School Trustees of British Columbia School District 38 Richmond. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... John Coleman Hufnagel (born September 13, 1951, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania) is a American football coach and former pro quarterback. ...


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Running Backs Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jarious Jackson (born May 3, 1977 in Tupelo, Mississippi) is an American football quarterback and safety, currently a backup with the B.C. Lions of the CFL. // High School Jackson attended Tupelo High School in Mississippi and was an All-America selection in 1995. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... David Dickenson (born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana) is a professional Canadian football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gino Guidugli is professional Canadian football player, and former professional American football player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Buck Pierce is a Canadian Football League quarterback and is the backup quarterback to Dave Dickenson for the British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Fullbacks Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Ian Smart (born February 28th, 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a kick returner for the CFLs British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph O’Brien Joe Smith (born August 26, 1979) is a Canadian Football player who plays running back for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ...

Wide Receivers Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lyle Green (born February 4th, 1976 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a fullback for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Alexis Bwenge (born October 19, 1981 in St. ...

Slotbacks Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paris Jackson (July 24th, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a professional football wide receiver currently playing with the CFLs BC Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Josh Boden (born December 12, 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a wide receiver for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He wears the number 1, weighs 205 lbs. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Chad Mock (born March 23, 1984) is a professional football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

 

Centres Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Bret Anderson (born April 23rd, 1973 in Coquitlam, B.C.) is a place kicker and backup slotback for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL. He is number 8, 63 and 215 lbs. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Cory Rodgers is an american football wide reciever, who currently plays for the National Football Leagues Green Bay Packers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Geroy Simon (born September 11, 1975 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a slotback with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Clermont (born May 28, 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football player with the British Columbia Lions. ...

Offensive Guards Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dean Valli (born October 5, 1983 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is an offensive lineman with the CFLs B.C. Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Angus Reid (born September 23rd, 1976 in Richmond, British Columbia) is an offensive lineman for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He is number 64, weighs 305 lbs. ...

Offensive Tackles Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Sherko Haji-Rasouli(born September 1st, 1980 in Shiraz, Iran) is an offensive lineman for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He currently wears the number 55, is 66 tall and weighs 326 lbs. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kelly Bates(born July 27th, 1975 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan) is an offensive lineman for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He currently wears number 59, is 63 tall and weighs 296 lbs. ...

Defensive Ends Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rob Murphy (born January 18, 1977 in Buffalo, New York) is an offensive lineman for the CFLs B.C. Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Jimenez (born January 5th, 1980 in Queens, New York) is a tackle for the 2006 Grey Cup champions, the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He went to Southern Mississippi University and wears number 60. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Amariah Farrow (born September 29, 1980 in Clanton, Alabama) is an offensive lineman for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He wears the number 64, weighs 325 lbs. ...

Defensive Tackles Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Cameron Wake (born Derek Cameron Wake on January 30, 1982) is a professional Canadian football player with the CFL British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brent Johnson (born December 7, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian football defensive lineman with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ...

 

Linebackers Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matt Kirk(born on June 30,1981 in Kingston,Ontario) is a former DT on the BC Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tyrone Williams (born October 22, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a defensive lineman for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL. He previously played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears (1997), Philadelphia Eagles (1999), and the Kansas City Chiefs 2000–2001. ...

Cornerbacks Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Javier Glatt(Born:October 10,1981) is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Jay Pottinger(born June 29th, 1983 in Whitby, Ontario) is a linebacker for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL. He is 62 ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jamall Johnson (born October 12, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a linebacker for the BC Lions of the CFL. He went to Northwestern State University, wears number 39, weighs 222 lbs and is 61 tall. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Defensive Halfbacks Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lavar Glover (born December 17, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is a defensive back for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Safeties Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ryan Phillips (born November 15, 1982 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mark Washington (born April 16, 1973 in Temple Hills, Washington) is a Canadian Football League defensive back for the British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Markeith Knowlton (born April 6, 1983 in McKinney, Texas) is a defensive back for the BC Lions of the CFL. He went to the University of North Texas, wears number 42, is 6 feet tall and weighs 205 lbs. ...

 

Special Teams Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Barron Miles plays the position of defensive back for the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sebastian Clovis (Born September 1st, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a defensive back for the CFLs B.C. Lions. ...

Injured Reserve Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Paul McCallum (born January 7, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is an Canadian gridiron football player currently playing as a placekicker and punter for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tyson Craiggs(born August 8, 1981 in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a linebacker for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He wears number 51, is 60 tall and weighs 220 lbs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Ian Smart (born February 28th, 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a kick returner for the CFLs British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ...

Practice Roster Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Korey Banks (born August 15th, 1979 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a defensive back for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dante Marsh (born February 26, 1979 in Oakland, California) is a cornerback with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Otis Floyd is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tony Simmons Tony DeAngelo Simmons (born December 8, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Canadian Football player for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. He formally played in the NFL for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, and most recently the New York Giants. ...

  • 0 Flag of the United States Tyson Smith DB
  • 57 Flag of the United States Andrew Jones OL
  • 70 Flag of Canada Dan McCullough DL
  • 92 Flag of the United States Brandon Ala DL

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Players and builders of note

Canadian Football Hall of Fame


Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Jamie Taras (born January 31, 1966) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions, and current Vice President of the Canadian Football League Players Association. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ... Jackie Parker (b. ... Annis Stukus (1915-2006) was a legendary Canadian sports personality. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Bill The Undertaker Baker was a defensive end in the Canadian Football League. ... Bill Symons is a former Canadian Football League runningback. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Condredge Holloway was the quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts during the early 1980s­. Category: ... Bill Frank, born April 13, 1938 in Denver, Colorado was a star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. ... James Parker, born January 1, 1958, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a star defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... Less Browne (born December 7, 1959 in East Liverpool, Ohio) was a Canadian Football League defensive back for the Hamilton Tigercats, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Ottawa Roughriders and the British Columbia Lions. ... Cal Murphy is a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer who earned his fame as a coach and General Manager for nine Grey Cup Championship teams. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Ray Nettles (born August 1, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former linebacker for the British Columbia Lions from 1972-1976, Toronto Argonauts in 1977, Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1978, Ottawa Rough Riders in 1979 and the Calgary Stampeders in 1980 of the Canadian Football League. ...

BC Lions Wall of Fame

Located at Level 2 Inner Concourse Between Sections 11 and 10 at BC Place Stadium.

BC Sports Hall of Fame


The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. ... Roy Dewaltis a former Canadian Football League quarterback who in a career lasting seven years played for the British Columbia Lions the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and the Ottawa Renegades. ... Mervyn Fernandez (born December 29, 1959 in Merced, California) was a former professional football player for the NFL Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ... Glen Jackson, born April 5, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, was a star linebacker for the B.C. Lions. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former football offensive lineman. ... Ray Nettles (born August 1, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former linebacker for the British Columbia Lions from 1972-1976, Toronto Argonauts in 1977, Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1978, Ottawa Rough Riders in 1979 and the Calgary Stampeders in 1980 of the Canadian Football League. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ... James Parker, born January 1, 1958, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a star defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Annis Stukus (1915-2006) was a legendary Canadian sports personality. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... The BC Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 by Eric Whitehead and other groups of sports minded individuals in British Columbia. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... Byron By Bailey ( October 12, 1930 – January 18, 1998) was a professional American and Canadian football player, primarily as a fullback and defensive back with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Annis Stukus (1915-2006) was a legendary Canadian sports personality. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Kapp on Sports Illustrated Cover Joseph Robert Kapp was an American football quarterback. ... The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ...


For the figure skater, see Damon Allen (figure skater). ... Danny Barrett is the current head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, a position he has held since the 2000 season. ... Leon Bright (born May 19, 1955 in Starke, Florida) was a football player in the CFL for four years and in the NFL for five years. ... Eric Carter (born January 23, 1969 in Jesup, Georgia) was a football player in the CFL for ten years years. ... Darren Flutie (born on November 18, 1966 in Manchester, Maryland) is a former Canadian football wide receiver for the British Columbia Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... Carl Kidd (born June 10, 1973 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Rocky Long was the starting quarterback for the University of New Mexico Lobo football team from 1969 to 1971, recording consecutive winning seasons and earning player-of-the-year honors in the Western Athletic Conference in 1971. ... Danny McManus (b. ... Sean Millington (born February 1, 1968) is a former Canadian Football League fullback who is currently a CFL analyst for both cfl. ... Joe Paopao is a long-time coach in the Canadian Football League, currently coaching the Ottawa Renegades since their inception in 2002. ... Cory Philpot is a former running back for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... Casey J. Printers (born May 16, 1981)[1] is a professional American football and Canadian football player from Texas. ... Barrin Simpson(Born: October 1, 1977, in Starkville, Missouri) is a Canadian Football League linebacker for the British Columbia Lions. ... Jerry Tagge (born April 12, 1950) is a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hall of Fame. ... Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor, and former professional American and Canadian league football player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

50th Anniversary Dream Team

Selected by fan balloting in 2003

Offence

Defence

  • DT - Mike Cacic - 1957-1958 & 1960-1967 - 117 Games
  • DT - Rick Klassen - 1981-1987 & 1990 - 142 Games
  • DE - James Parker - 1984-1989 - 87 Games
  • DE - Nick Hebeler - 1979-1985 - 86 Games
  • LB - Glen Jackson - 1976-1987 - 192 Games
  • LB - Tom Brown - 1961-1967 - 97 Games
  • LB - Norm Fieldgate - 1954-1967 - 223 Games
  • CB - Joe Fourqurean - 1973-1981 - 122 Games
  • CB - Eric Carter - 1999-2003 - 86 games
  • DB - Larry Crawford - 1981-1989 - 130 Games
  • DB - Andre Francis - 1986-1988 & 1992-1993 - 76 Games
  • S - Bill Munsey - 1963-1967 - 76 Games


Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (b. ... Willie The Wisp Fleming (born February 2, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Sean Millington (born February 1, 1968) is a former Canadian Football League fullback who is currently a CFL analyst for both cfl. ... Darren Flutie (born on November 18, 1966 in Manchester, Maryland) is a former Canadian football wide receiver for the British Columbia Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ... Harry Holt (born December 29, 1957 in Harlingen, Texas) was a football player in the CFL for five years and in the NFL for five years. ... Mervyn Fernandez (born December 29, 1959 in Merced, California) was a former professional football player for the NFL Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Jim Young (born June 6, 1943) is a former professional American football and Canadian football player. ... Al Dirt Wilson (born April 6, 1950 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions. ... Tom Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the British Columbia Lions from 1958 to 1966. ... Jamie Taras (born January 31, 1966) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions, and current Vice President of the Canadian Football League Players Association. ... John Blain (born January 4, 1979 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish cricketer. ... James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former football offensive lineman. ... Rick Klassen is a former defensive lineman who played 10 years for the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions from 1981-1987, 1989-1990 and Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1988. ... James Parker, born January 1, 1958, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a star defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... Glen Jackson may be: Glen Jackson, rugby player. ... Tom Brown refers to multiple individuals, including: notable historical people: Tom Brown (hero), Hero from Yarm who fought in the battle of Dettingen. ... Norm Mouse Fieldgate (born January 12, 1932) is a former professional Canadian football player. ... Eric Carter (born January 23, 1969 in Jesup, Georgia) was a football player in the CFL for ten years years. ...

Special teams

Coach

Don Matthews - 1983-1987 Lui Passaglia (born June 7, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) was a former professional football player and current front-office executive with the Canadian Football Leagues British Columbia Lions. ... Leon Bright (born May 19, 1955 in Starke, Florida) was a football player in the CFL for four years and in the NFL for five years. ... Don Matthews (born June 22, 1939 in Amesbury, Massachusetts) is a coach in the Canadian Football League, currently with the Montreal Alouettes organization. ...


See also

B.C. Lions all time records and statistics Current to the 2006 season. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame officially opened as a museum to dedicate football in Canada on November 28, 1972. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field Diagram of an American football field Canadian and American football are very similar, as both have their origins in rugby. ... This is a list of Canadian Football League (CFL) seasons, including seasons in Canadian football prior to the CFLs founding in 1958. ...

References

  1. ^ Canadian Press (2005-09-18). Matthews doesn't regret going for two. TSN.ca. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
  2. ^ CBC News (November 20, 2006). Welder didn't fumble chance at Grey Cup. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  3. ^ Jim Morris (2007-05-25). Buono warns not to be complacent. Canadian Press. SLAM! Sports. Retrieved on 2007-07-05.

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