“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions LB Adam Bighill in the spotlight

BC Lions – Adam Bighill

C’mon and roar you Lions roar
Thats what a Lions roar is for
From the mountains to the sea
You are the pride of all BC
So buckle down and play the game You’ll lead us on to football fame
We love the L
The I The O, N, S
C’mon and roar you Lions
Roar you Lions Roar you Lions roar

Following a two game slide earlier this season, the BC Lions have confidently put together a three game winning streak (5-2), following their 24-5 smashing of the Saskatchewan Roughriders last Sunday.

Heading into Winnipeg this weekend for their second meeting of the season with the Blue Bombers, the Lions are not only putting up numbers offensively, but just as impressively, they are holding their opponent’s tally on the scoreboard.

Two hundred and thirty pounds of  5’10” Adam Bighill are a huge reason why the defensive corp is helping the Lions to the best record in the CFL this season.

Starting with a dominating performance last week against the Green Riders, Bighill paced the Leo’s defense with nine tackles as the Lions looked refreshed and dominant in front of 34,000 plus fans at BC Place, following their bye week break.

Following a first quarter field goal, the Riders were only able to muster two forth quarter points against the potent lines stoppers.

Prior to their week off, Bighill had another big weekend for the Lions in their doubling of the Toronto Argonauts 18-9.  Not only did the linebacker out of Montensano, WA bring down seven Argos during the course of the game, but he also found time to drop Ricky Ray and for good measure pick off one of the Toronto QB’s attempts.

Adam Bighill BC Lions

Bighill has taken the role of filling the gigantic shoes of Solomon Elimimian

Kick starting their two game mini road excursion the week before, the Lions pummeled the Calgary Stampeders on their home turf of McMahon Stadium 34-8.

As he has so often this season, Bighill led the way defensively with six tackles and intercepted a Kevin Glenn attempt to help the Lions defensive crew start the ball rolling on what would become a three game, and counting streak in which the opposition has not made it into the end zone.

Now having read the above, one would think that Adam Bighill is an experienced, wily vet who knows the ins and outs of all the teams in the CFL.  However, one would be wrong in that thought as Bighill is only in his second year of pro football after coming out of Central Washington last summer.

Signing on with the Lions, Bighill found playing time in a dozen games last season, including a prominent role in the road to the Grey Cup.

In just his second season with the Lions, Bighill has taken the role of filling the gigantic shoes of Solomon Elimimian, a role in which he already finds himself not only leading the club with 45 tackles (15 more than Anton McKenzie) but is also among the top five ranks in the entire CFL.

Tagged with two CFL Defensive Player of The Week awards already this season, there is a chance that Bighill may make it to the podium when the league announces it’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year award at the end of the 2012 season.


Jersey:  #44
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  5’10″
Weight:  230lbs
Birthdate:  October 16, 1988
Birthplace:  Montensano, Washington
Drafted:  Undrafted, signed as a free agent in 2011


7 Games, 45 Tackles, 8 Special Teams Tackles, 2 Sacks, 2 Interceptions

Train with Adam today…


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