January 11, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions
(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club today announced that national long-snapper Mike Benson has signed a one-year contract for the 2018 season. Benson was eligible to become a free agent in February.
The Acadia University grad wrapped up his fourth season as a Lion in 2017 seeing action in all 18 regular season games for a third-straight campaign, extending his consecutive games-played streak to 63. Recording one special teams tackle on the year, Mike's highlight of the season came against the Edmonton Eskimos in October when he scooped-up a fumbled punt return and recorded his first career touchdown.
"Mike's consistent play often times goes unnoticed, but he's been a very big part of the success of punters Ty Long and Richie Leone who were CFL All-Stars the past three seasons," said head coach Wally Buono. "Special teams is critical part of the game and keeping Mike is an important signing for our team."
BC Lions season memberships for 2018 are available now. Season memberships for kids 12 and under start at just $85 all-in. New and renewing season members save as much as 29% on single game tickets while also receiving numerous membership benefits.