BC Lions

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Lions look to capitalize on continuity heading into 2022 campaign

Nathan Rourke steps in at QB after Michael Reilly retired in January after 11 CFL seasons

B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke knows that taking over the starter spot isn't going to be easy. Not only is the 24-year-old Ohio product under the spotlight as a rare Canadian QB, he's also stepping into a role vacated by Michael Reilly, the man who led the league in passing last season. Rourke passes during the first half of a pre-season CFL football game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, June 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson talks to players during opening day of the CFL team’s training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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Union directs players from 7 of 9 teams to participate in work stoppage

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson talks to players during opening day of the CFL team’s training camp in Calgary, Sunday, May 15, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Former CFL quarterback Henry Burris joins B.C. Lions coaching staff

Burris was quarterback for head coach Rick Campbell in 2016 when the Ottawa Redblacks won Grey Cup

Ottawa Redblacks CFL football quarterback Henri Burris smiles as he announces his retirement in Ottawa Tuesday January 24, 2017. Burris joined the B.C. Lions coaching staff Tuesday as an offensive consultant.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Lions’ linebacker Williams sets single-season record for tackles by Canadian rookie

The six-foot, 232-pound Jordan Williams has registered 81 defensive tackles in 12 games this season

Hamilton Tiger Cats wide receiver Tim White (12) and B.C. Lions linebacker Jordan Williams (21) dive for a loose ball during second half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Blue Bombers blast B.C. Lions 45-0 for 8th straight CFL win

QB Zach Collaros passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns for victors

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Deatrick Nichols (32) knocks the ball away from B.C. Lions’ Lemar Durant (1) as he attempts the catch during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Bo Levi Mitchell, surging Calgary Stampeders trounce beleaguered B.C. Lions 39-10

Leos suffer third straight loss, sit fourth in CFL’s West Division

Calgary Stampeders’ Ka’Deem Carey (35) is upended by B.C. Lions’ Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) as he runs the ball during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris, centre, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Anthony Thompson (23) and Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris, centre, is tackled by B.C. Lions’ Anthony Thompson (23) and Jalon Edwards-Cooper (29) during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, October 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck