B.C. Lions' Bighill earns big D honours 0
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris is tackled by B.C. Lions Korey Banks (L) and Adam Bighill during the first half of their CFL football game in Guelph, Ontario, September 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Geoff Robins)
After showing just how instrumental the B.C. Lions defence were this past Sunday against the Montreal Alouettes, it's no surprise that one of the members has been recognized for it.
Linebacker Adam Bighill was named the CFL's defensive player of the week Tuesday for his performance in the team's 36-14 victory at BC Place. And while the players will all tell you the win was a team effort, Bighill's numbers spoke loud and clear.
The 24-year-old, who won the honour four times last season, had seven defensive tackles and a huge interception in the third quarter for a 44-yard return. He came just one yard short of scoring his first touchdown in the CFL as Andrew Harris finished the job on the next play, punching the ball in for the score.
This year, Bighill is first on the team and fifth in the league with 52 tackles while adding four quarterback sacks — second on the club. The Lions as a whole have allowed the fewest offensive yards, giving up an average of 311.4 per game.
The 7-4 B.C. Lions will head to Regina to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders next Sunday in the first-of-three meetings between the teams this season.