VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed offensive lineman Hunter Steward to a contract extension through the 2019 season, the team announced on Monday. Steward was set to become a free agent on Tuesday.
The six-foot-six, 315-pounder appeared in 14 games a starter at guard for the club in 2018 and pushed his five-year Lions career total to 58 appearances overall. Originally coming to the club as the sixth-overall selection in the 2013 CFL Draft, the Calgary native has become a mainstay at guard over the past three seasons.
ʺHunter’s size and ability can make him one of our most dominant offensive linemen.ʺ said GM Ed Hervey. ʺHe has reached a point in his career that we’re going to be depending on him a great deal in both pass protection and running the ball. It all starts at the line of scrimmage and if we’re going to see improvement there then Hunter will be a big part of that development.ʺ