December 1, 2011

Thelwell and Robertson announce retirements Staff

The BC Lions Football Club announced this morning that running back Jamal Robertson and receiver Ryan Thelwell have retired from the Canadian Football League.

“Both Jamal and Ryan made valuable contributions to our club late in the season and played a key role in our success in the post-season,” said Lions GM and head coach Wally Buono. “They are both quality football players and even higher quality individuals. We thank them for their contributions and wish them the very best in the future.”

Robertson joined the Lions as a free agent in 2010 and appeared in 27 regular season games over two years, recording 217 carries for 1,249 yards and 11 TD’s as well as 73 receptions for  557 yards and 10 majors.

Thelwell was a late season pick-up for the Leos when injuries hampered the club’s receiving corps. He appeared in two games for the Lions in a special teams role, giving him 161 for his career as well as his third Grey Cup championship.