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|Height: 5.10||Born: Montesano, WA|
|Weight: 223||College: Central Washington|
|Birthdate: 1988-10-16||Years: 5 BC / 5 CFL|
Bighill signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 31, 2011.
2014: Consistent and ferocious, Adam enjoyed another outstanding season from the linebacker position piling up 77 tackles, 12 special teams stops, six sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception, earning a third consecutive West Division All-Star nod. His tackle total was second to Solomon Elimimian among Lions and good enough for seventh overall in the CFL. Suffering a broken bone in his hand in Edmonton on Nov 1/14, Adam missed the final regular season game but returned for postseason play recording six defensive tackles.
2013: Picking up where he left off in 2012, Adam enjoyed another banner year in 2013. Leading the Lions with 104 tackles, nine sacks, three fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and two defensive scores over 16 games, Adam earned a spot on both the West Division and CFL All-Star teams. Adam’s four forced fumbles led the CFL as did his 90 fumble return yards. His 92 defensive stops were good enough for fifth overall in the league in 2013 and included a 10-tackle performance on Sep 27/13 vs Winnipeg.
2012: The 2012 season for Adam 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 the monthly honour for October. His nine sacks ranked third in the CFL and were the most by a BC 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.
Games Played: Career: 63 Playoff: 4 Grey Cup: 1 (2011 w/BC)
2011-2014: Over just four pro seasons, Adam has enjoyed a remarkable career as a Lion racking up 280 defensive tackles and 24 sacks in 63 career regular season games. A three-time West Division All-Star and a two-time All-Canadian, Adam now sits in eighth spot in franchise history with 339 total tackles.
His combined tackles in '12 and '13 gave him 196 stops, a two-year total equaled or surpassed by just 10 other CFL players. Adam became just the fourth Lion in team history to hit the century-mark for defensive tackles when he notched 102 in 2012.
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.