VANCOUVER -- After a breakout 2012 campaign, the BC Lions rewarded linebacker Adam Bighill with a contract extension on Tuesday.
After making his debut with the Leos in 2011, the Central Washington product knows now that he can continue to build on a stellar sophomore year without having to worry about potentially entering free agency a few years down the road.
“I have put a lot of hard work into my football career and now I know where I am going to be for the next two years for sure and I can put all of my effort, all of my focus and all of my work into making next year the best year it can be,” Bighill told reporters on Tuesday.
"It feels good to be wanted," he said during a media availability at the team's training facility. "It feels good to be a big part of the program moving forward. I'm excited to be in that position to make the future that much better."
Bighill came to training camp No. 2 on the depth chart, but beat out James Yurichuk for the starting job.
He then continued to excel upon previous starter Solomon Elimimian's return from the NFL in mid-season.