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Thursday, February 28, 2019

TRAVIS LULAY HANGS IT UP


VANCOUVER - The BC Lions Football Club announced on Thursday that quarterback Travis Lulay has retired from professional football. 

Lulay, a 10-year CFL veteran, spent his entire career with the Lions and sits third all-time among franchise quarterbacks with 21,252 passing yards on 1,658 completions with 127 touchdowns. The Oregon native added another 2,148 yards and 23 majors along the ground on 315 carries.  

A Montana State grad who went from a Portland free agent camp in 2009 to become the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player and a Grey Cup MVP in 2011, Lulay departs the CFL after 146 regular season games, 81 as a starting quarterback and a win-loss record of 48-33. A two-time West Division all-star, Lulay also added a CFL all-star nod to his amazing 2011 campaign.

Overcoming tremendous adversity numerous times during his tenure, he threw for 300+ yards 19 times and led the Lions to 13 game-winning fourth-quarter drives. A tireless contributor to the club’s community programs, Lulay established himself as one of the club’s most popular players in its 65-year history and thrilled a generation of fans with numerous clutch performances over the years. Remarkably consistent, he enjoyed a winning or .500 record against every other team in the CFL. Often performing his best in an always-tough West Division, he went 9-4 versus Saskatchewan, 9-5 versus Edmonton, 6-4 versus Winnipeg and 7-6 versus Calgary.

(Lions PR)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Kevin Glenn next up to pull the pin?

Anonymous said...

O boy, the riders will have no one left to chose from, they will have to develope a q.b. Maybe a Canadian one

Anonymous said...

Lulay was a class act. Even as a Rider fan I appreciated his talent and toughness. These are the athletes we need in the CFL. Thank you Travis.

Fast Ed said...

Anonymous 2, where’s your head? You must be a stamps fan or something. This article is suppose to be about a guy who gave everything to this league and yet you make it about the riders. Please for once leave the green and white out of it and take a moment to honour what this player did for the league you douche

LF said...

I'll never forget that throw to Geroy Simon in 2011 West Final. No disrespect to Simon, but the throw was so perfect I think anyone could have made that one arm grab. Right then I knew the Bombers had no chance against Lulay. A hall of fame talent with class unfortunately plagued by injuries.
LF

Anonymous said...

Great QB too bad he played for B.C. instead of Riders. Classy individual who was respected by all fans.
So this leaves Kevin Glenn as the best option to back up? Wonder if Toronto would consider trading Franklin. He hasn’t exactly set the Argos on fire but could be the future guy if he gets a fresh start. Has the potential but lacks experience as a starter. Interesting times.

Keith Pottruff said...

It was hard to not like Lulay. I hope he enjoys his retirement.

Anonymous said...

Such a class act. All the best. Lions were lucky to have you.

Anonymous said...

Yes he had the potential to be a great one, although the injuries caught him all to quick, seeming to be getting to be a major problem in the cfl, lack of protection at the quarterback spot.

SWC said...

He's a class act.