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Thursday, April 4, 2019


The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye has announced his retirement from professional football.

One of the most-decorated and accomplished offensive linemen to pull on a BC Lions jersey, the future Wall of Famer played eight seasons for the Leos never missing a start from 2010 to 2016 as well as the 2018 campaign.

Anchoring the Lions’ offensive line from both the left and right side at various times during his incredible career, Jovan originally signed with the club as a free agent in 2010. The Detroit native quickly established himself as a dominant talent earning six CFL All-Star selections, seven as a West Division All-Star, three West Division nominations as Most Outstanding Lineman and the CFL’s top lineman award in 2012.

“I’m incredibly grateful for my time in the CFL and as a member of the BC Lions,” said Olafioye from his home in Michigan. “There are so many people who have left a lasting impression on me from my time in Canada, but no more than Wally Buono and coach Dan Dorazio. My thanks also to former teammates and Lions fans everywhere. I could not have dreamed of anything more than the amazing experience I had in Vancouver.”

BC Lions season tickets for 2019 are available now and start at just $29.90 per seat. Click here to view the 2019 schedule.

The BC Lions Football Club plays host to the 16th annual Orange Helmet Awards with keynote speaker Drew Bledsoe on Thursday, April 25 at the Westin Bayshore presented by Coast Capital Savings.

BC Lions Training Camp presented by Sun Peaks Resort kicks off in Kamloops on Sunday, May 19.

(Lions PR)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Olafioye gone at RT, underrated Husband apparently retiring as well. Added Chungh but that's all. Lions have some work to do to get some help protecting their $725K investment. If Boyko comes to the CFL I don't see the Lions trading him. Have some high drafts in Vaillencourt & Foucault but they haven't set the world on fire in BC to date.