July 15, 2019

Lions add receiver Ryan Lankford

Patrick Doyle/CFL.ca

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have signed American wide receiver and kick returner Ryan Lankford, the team announced on Monday.

Lankford (6’0”, 170) was most recently a member of the Ottawa REDBLACKS where he signed as a free agent prior to the 2019 season and saw action in the first three games of the season.

A native of Florida and a graduate of the University of Illinois, Lankford made his CFL debut as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015 and spent two seasons in Regina before moving to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a pair of seasons in 2017 and 2018.

Through 31 regular season games, Lankford has hauled in 44 passes for 516 yards and four touchdowns along with 38 punt returns for 341 yards (9.0-yard avg.) and 79 kickoff returns for 1,845 yards (23.4-yard avg.).

The Lions also announced that American defensive lineman Mat Boesen has been placed on the six-game injured list.