Lions add linebacker Ayinde ‘Ace’ Eley to camp roster

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions announced on Wednesday that American linebacker Ayinde ‘Ace’ Eley has signed with the team.

Eley (six-foot-three, 233 pounds) moves north after attending 2023 training camp with the Carolina Panthers.

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Eley began his college career at Maryland from 2017-20, suiting up in 25 games and recording 103 total tackles (50 solo, 53 assisted), six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions.

He then transferred to Georgia Tech from 2021-22 and registered 208 total tackles (100 solo, 108 assisted), four forced fumbles three pass knockdowns across 23 games. Eley would earn Second-Team All-ACC honours in his senior season.

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