Football: Gaiters' Yurichuk thriving with B.C. Lions

The B.C. Lions qualify as a hot mess these days, but Bishop's grad James Yurichuk is getting some pub for his play on special teams.
"Yurichuk insists pro football has lived up to all his expectations.

"Since his first college game at Bishop’s University he claims he’s known his ticket to the CFL would initially be through special-teams duty. He’s been invaluable to the Lions in that role, currently sitting one off the league lead in special-teams tackles with seven as he helps fill the large void left by the off-season departures of Jamall Johnson and Jason Pottinger.

" 'My coach in college (Leroy Blugh) always emphasized special teams would be the key to me making the CFL,” says Yurichuk, whose father once played for defensive coordinator Mike Benevides at York University.

"The Lions are relieved Yurichuk has worked out so well."
Of course, as the Vancouver Sun story notes, there is another Gaiter from the 2009 CFL draft whom the Lions would like to have in uniform, guy named Jamall Lee.
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1 comment:

  1. Great news... we wonder if we're gonna see him linebacking this year. It sounds a lot like Shea Emry did with the Als. CIS player, (went #5 in 08 I think), was great on special team last year and is a starter since the beginning of the season.

    As for Jamall, maybe now Buono would consider him as a RB if he come up here...