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|Height: 5.10||Born: Montesano, WA|
|Weight: 230||College: Central Washington|
|Birthdate: 1988-10-16||Years: 3 BC / 3 CFL|
Bighill signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 31, 2011.
2012: The 2012 season for Adam Bighill was one of the finest on record for any Lions defender. Earning a starting role out of camp, he ranked second in the CFL with 104 defensive tackles and was named to both the West Division and CFL All-Star teams along with being the club’s nominee as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Adam picked up four Defensive Player-of-the-Week awards along with that honour for the month of October 2012. His nine sacks ranked third in the CFL and were the most by a Lions middle linebacker in two decades.
Adam led all defenders with 11 tackles in the 2012 Western Final. His 13 defensive tackles on Sep 29/12 vs Saskatchewan were a career-high and the top single game among all CFL players to go along with 10 games of six or more tackles in 2012.
2011: Adam had an outstanding rookie season for the Lions, playing an increased role as the season progressed. Playing in 12 games overall including the final seven regular season games plus the Western Final and Grey Cup game, Adam led the club with 22 special team tackles. That total also ranked him fourth overall in the CFL. While he took several turns as an every down player last season, his first start came July 28th at Winnipeg and he responded with seven defensive tackles. His highlight play of the 2011 season came on Sep 30/11 vs Edmonton when he blocked a Damon Duval punt.
Games Played: Career: 30; Playoff: 2; Grey Cup: 1 (w/ BC)
2011-2012: Over two seasons, Adam has had a major impact on the BC defence, recording 149 tackles and 9 sacks in 30 career games. The 2012 season placed him among the clubs all-time leaders in single-season tackles with 120 in total and he signed a contract extension in the off-season.
He has played in the last 25 regular season games back to mid-2011 when he became a fixture in the BC defence.
2007-2010: Adam wrapped up an outstanding four-year, 44-game career at Central Washington in 2010.
The Washington native notched 163 solo tackles, 46 of which were for a loss along with 11 sacks and seven interceptions.
Adam earned CWU’s 2010-11 Co-Male Athlete of the Year award as well as a starting spot and a team captaincy in the Cactus Bowl Division II All-Star Game in January 2011.
He was also a First-Team Division II All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) last season.
Adam splits his offseason time between Ellensburg, Washington and the Vancouver area where he is an active participant in the Lions in the House program.
He was a Clinical Physiology major at Central Washington and has been playing football since the age of seven. One of his most memorable football moments was a 66-yard interception for a TD versus heated rival Eastern Washington as a senior in 2010.
Adam wore number 41 for his first three college seasons before being awarded Central’s prestigious number 44 which was worn by a member of the defence who displays the qualities of toughness, discipline and tenacity. During the 2012 Lions season, he changed his number from 50 to his now-familiar 44.
When not preparing for the football season, you’ll find Adam rock climbing or hitting the slopes for some snowboarding.