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Four More Added to Lions' Defensive Line

March 8, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club today announced that international defensive linemen Vantrel McMillan, Sha-Ki Holines, Mat Boesen and Lance McDowdell have been signed by the team.

McMillan (6'4", 240) appeared in four games with the Montreal Alouettes last season notching four tackles and a sack. The Tennessee-Chattanooga grad was an All-Southern Conference second team selection as a senior in 2016 after recording 35 tackles and seven sacks.

Holines (6'3", 260) joins the Leos after a four-year, 43-game stay at UMass which wrapped-up in 2017. The Springfield native tallied 46 solo stops along with seven sacks and 25 tackles for a loss during his time with the Minutemen.

Boesen (6'4", 240) attended training camp with the Buffalo Bills last year after being signed by the club following a two-year stint at Texas Christian. The California native was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior in 2017 rolling-up 40 tackles and 11 sacks.

McDowdell (6'4", 310) spent his first season as a pro with the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League last year. The Central Florida grad appeared in six games tallying a defensive stop and a sack.

BC Lions season tickets for 2019 are available now and start at just $29.90 per seat.

The BC Lions Football Club plays host to the 16th annual Orange Helmet Awards with keynote speaker Drew Bledsoe on Thursday, April 25 at the Westin Bayshore presented by Coast Capital Savings.

BC Lions Training Camp presented by Sun Peaks Resort kicks off in Kamloops on Sunday, May 19.


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