May 17, 2019

Lions release Lumbala after 11 seasons

The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have released national fullback Rolly Lumbala, the team announced Friday.

Drafted by the Leos in 2008 out of the University of Idaho, Lumbala departs after 11 CFL seasons, all of which were spent as a Lion.

Often an unsung but integral part of the Lions’ offence, the bruising fullback and special teams ace appeared in 188 regular season games and earned a Grey Cup ring in 2011.

“Rolly has been a big part of the Lions for more than a decade and an even bigger part our community efforts away from the field,” said GM Ed Hervey. “We’re grateful for his many contributions to our organization and we wish him the very best in the future.”

After wrapping up their rookie camp on Friday, the Lions officially open training camp Sunday in Kamloops, B.C.