Lions Sign American Linebacker John Petrishen to Practice Squad

September 19, 2023 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - B.C. Lions News Release

(Vancouver)- The BC Lions today announced the signing of American linebacker John Petrishen to the club's practice roster.

Petrishen (6-1, 225 lbs)- the native of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania signed with the Buffalo Bills as a non-drafted free agent in 2022 and attended mini-camps with both the Bills and Washington Commanders.

After four years and two full seasons at Penn State, Petrishen transferred to the University of Pittsburgh from 2019-21 and would register 88 total tackles (33 solo, 55 assisted),10.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks across 33 games. As a senior, he had a team-leading three interceptions with one returned for a touchdown while earning an All-ACC Honourable Mention.

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