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Lions Add RB John White to Backfield

February 13, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club today announced that free agent running back John White has signed a contract for the 2019 season.

White (5'8", 185) joins the Lions following a one-year stay with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2018 where he saw action in seven games rolling-up 400 yards on 78 rushing attempts for a healthy 5.1-yard average carry.

"John was another primary target of ours heading into this free agency period and we're ecstatic to bring him into the fold," said GM Ed Hervey. "He runs with power, protects the passer when needed and can effectively catch the ball coming out of the backfield. Most importantly, John represents the kind of experience, depth and competition we want to have at every position on the field heading into training camp."

Beginning his CFL career as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in 2013, the former University of Utah standout has been a model of determination and resilience after bouncing back from two season-ending injuries in 2015 and 2017. Appearing in 48 career games, he's tallied 2,510 yards on 454 carries with 14 touchdowns and a notable 5.5-yard average. His 123-carry, 852-yard campaign in 2014 earned the California native a CFL All-Star selection.

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