May 18, 2018

Nick Moore officially retires; Mic’hael Brooks released

Nick Moore (17) of the BC Lions during the game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON., on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

The BC Lions Football Club today announced that receiver Nick Moore has officially announced his retirement.

Moore originally joined the Lions in 2011 and was part of the club’s Grey Cup championship run that season. The Ohio native played two more seasons in BC before moving to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a pair of seasons in 2014 and 2015 before returning to the Leos for the 2016 and 2017 campaigns.

“Congratulations to Nick on a great career,” said head coach Wally Buono.

“He was a pleasure to coach and we appreciate his many contributions to the club. We wish Nick all the best in the future.”

In total, Moore appeared in 69 regular season games hauling in 282 receptions for 3,758 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The Lions also announced that DL Micheal Brooks, DL Luther Maddy and OL Felix Gucusana have been released by the club while WR Jasper (Junior) Collins, DL Quinton Bradley, DL Courtel Jenkins and K/P Jose Maltos have all been added to the roster.

Below is more info on each of the new signings:

DL Quinton Bradley – Quinton appeared in 42 games across four seasons with the University of Idaho. He had a very productive career with the Vandals, racking up 147 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss and 15.5 sacks. Quinton’s best season was his final, as he recorded 54 total tackles, 15 of which were for a loss, six sacks, broke up six passes and forced one fumble en route to being named first-team All-Sun Belt.

WR Jasper Collins – The Mount Union product spent the last three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Jasper, also referred to as Junior, has appeared in 17 career games, recording 43 catches for 566 yards and three touchdowns.

DL Courtel Jenkins – Courtel was a disruptive force for the University of Miami during his three years on campus. He registered 54 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and forced one fumble through 34 games with the Hurricanes. His sophomore season was his best, as he recorded 29 tackles, three tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks in 12 games.

K/P Jose Maltos – Jose attended training camp with the New Orleans Saints in 2013 after graduating from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. He also represented his home country of Mexico at the 2011 IFAF World Championship.