BC Lions Agree to Terms with Linebacker Micah Awe
(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club announced this evening that it has agreed to terms on a contract with international linebacker Micah Awe.
Awe (6'0", 220) returns to the Leos after a notable and productive rookie campaign with the club in 2017. Appearing in all 18 regular season games, the final nine of which were as a starter at the outside linebacker position, the hard-hitting defender tallied 54 tackles with another 16 on special teams along with a tackle for a loss, a pair of pass knockdowns and a forced fumble.
"Micah reached out to the club about the possibility of a return and we're very pleased to have him back," said Lions GM Ed Hervey. "As a free agent who had a very impressive CFL debut last year, he had the opportunity to potentially sign with any club in the league and I believe his desire to return to the Lions speaks to the culture we are building here in BC."
A remarkable student while enrolled at Texas Tech, Awe graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and also proved to be a quick study of the Canadian game, notching back-to-back season high nine-tackle performances versus Hamilton on September 22 and against Ottawa on October 10 while finishing the year with an eight-tackle outing versus Toronto.
The former Red Raider was released by the Lions this past January to pursue a NFL opportunity with the New York Jets.
The BC Lions are back at BC Place this Saturday, August 25 versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders presented by Budweiser.
Single game tickets for all BC Lions regular season home games are on sale including kids tickets for just $10 per game and the new general admission Beach Party Zone for only $20. Click here to view the 2018 schedule.
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