October 4, 2006

Lions extend fullback Lyle Green

Vancouver (CFL.ca Newswire) – The BC Lions Football Club announced today that they have signed non-import fullback Lyle Green to a contact extension. Terms of the deal were not released.

Green, a 30 year-old native of Kitchener, Ontario is currently in his sixth season as a Lion and originally joined the club in 2001 as the team’s first choice (fourth overall) in the Canadian College Draft. In six seasons, Green has only missed one start.

“Lyle has been both durable and dependable in his time as a Lion and a valuable member of our team.” said GM and head coach Wally Buono. “His commitment to this club on and off the field has also helped us put fans in the seats.”

Seeing action primarily as a blocking back and on special teams, Green has recorded five receptions for 31 yards and six special teams tackles in 2006.

This past off-season, Green was named the club’s recipient of the Lion Heart Award given annually to the Lions player most active in community and charitable events. It was the second time in as many years he earned the award.