February 19, 2019

Lions bring back Canadian receiver Shaq Johnson

Adam Gagnon/CFL.ca

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have re-signed national receiver Shaq Johnson for the 2019 season, the team announced on Tuesday.

The six-foot, 185-pass catcher originally joined the Lions as the club’s fourth-round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft (44th overall). The Ontario native started 16 regular season games in 2018, hauling in 28 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns. Through three seasons, Shaq has logged 36 regular season appearances recording 58 receptions for 857 yards and five majors.

“We believe that Shaq has another level he can reach that will not only make him a better receiver but pay dividends for our offence,” said GM Ed Hervey.