O Canada: Lokombo named Most Outstanding Canadian

HAMILTON — In his return to the BC Lions, Canadian Bo Lokombo proved that he was a force to be reckoned with and was honoured with Most Outstanding Canadian honours on Friday night.

During the 2021 season, Lokombo starred on an already talented Lions’ defence and set a new standard for himself and bested Montreal’s David Menard, who racked up eight sacks, for the award.

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“It means a lot because the hard work paid off this year and it also means a great deal to this city and this entire organization,” Lokombo said on winning the award.

“The fact someone like Brent Johnson was the last Lion to win this, being classified as the top Canadian is special. Being able to represent the team on this stage is an honour.”


Leading the pack with a third consecutive season with 50-plus tackles (66), the Oregon University product tied career highs in sacks (four) and set a new one in interceptions with three. Lokombo also recorded a pair of fumble recoveries and knockdowns along with a forced fumble and his first career touchdown.

Over the course of his career with the Lions, Lokombo has gone on to record a career 221 tackles for the Orange and White and was named a West Division All-Star in 2015. He received 50 first-place votes.

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