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Former Lion Jim Mills to enter Hall of Fame

April 7, 2009 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
B.C. Lions News Release

The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce that former Leo Jim Mills has been named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame's class of 2009.

Mills, along with three other players including one-time Lion Alondra Johnson and one builder will be officially inducted during ceremonies in Winnipeg on Hall of Fame weekend in September.

Originally signed as a free agent by the Lions in 1986, Mills collected three CFL All-Stars honours (1988, 1990, 1991) and was named a Western All-Star five times (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) over nine seasons in Black and Orange. The Vancouver native also received the nod as the league's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in two consecutive seasons (1990, 1991).

During the 1991 season, the Leos' offensive line anchored by Mills allowed a league-low of 30 sacks, paving the way for his second consecutive Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman title.

A member of the BC Lions Wall of Fame and named to the club's 50th Season Dream Team, Mills retired as a Lion following the1995 season after a one-year stint with the Ottawa Rough Riders. Over nine seasons as a Lion, he appeared in 129 regular season games.

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