November 14, 2018

Lions Ink Herdman To Extension Through 2020

Jordan Herdman (53) of the Calgary Stampeders before the game against the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Photo: Johany Jutras / CFL)

The BC Lions Football Club today announced that national linebacker Jordan Herdman has signed a contract extension keeping him in orange and black through the 2020 season.

Herdman closed out his second season with the Leos racking up 56 defensive tackles with 17 more on special teams along with a pair of quarterback sacks.

“Jordan is an athletic and gifted linebacker who demonstrated this past season that he has the ability to play at a very high level,” said GM Ed Hervey. “There is no greater asset in our league than depth of elite Canadian players and signing Jordan to an extension is a very positive start to this offseason.”

Moving from a special teams role into the feature middle linebacker spot after an injury to veteran Solomon Elimimian, the SFU grad enjoyed eight effective defensive starts beginning in July including a 12-tackle debut in Ottawa.

The hard-hitting Winnipeg native was originally the Lions’ seventh-round selection in the 2017 CFL Draft and has now appeared in 36 regular season games for the club.