BC Lions Football Club GM and head coach Wally Buono announced today that international running back Jeremiah Johnson has agreed to terms on a contract with the team for the 2016 season.
“Jeremiah is an experienced running back who has spent time in both the NFL and CFL,” said Buono. “He has a lot of respect on our team among our defensive players and he brings a level of ability that gives you a very good starting point when you begin to have players compete for that starting running back job.”
After splitting his first 10 regular season games between Ottawa and Toronto in 2014, Johnson appeared in 10 contests for the REDBLACKS in 2015 totaling 97 rushes for 448 yards and nine touchdowns which led the CFL. Over 20 regular season appearances, the Los Angeles native has notched 796 yards on 156 carries with 12 majors and has added another 434 yards and two touchdowns on 62 receptions.