December 17, 2018

Lions Lock Up Figueroa Through 2020

Joel Figueroa (61) of the BC Lions during 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 international offensive tackle Joel Figueroa has signed a two-year contract extension with the Lions keeping him in black and orange through the 2020 season. Figueroa was slated to become a free agent in February.

Joining the Lions as one of the CFL’s most highly sought-after free agents last February, the veteran lineman anchored the Lions’ offence from his left tackle position and was the team’s nominee as Most Outstanding Lineman.

“We are a quarterback-driven league and protecting that asset is of critical importance to our success,” said GM Ed Hervey. “Signing Joel was a top priority for us and securing his consistent and dominant style of play at the left tackle position for the next two seasons cannot be understated.”