BC Lions


BC Lions

CFL team
name = BC Lions
bgcolour = F47920
helmet = BritishColumbiaCFLHelmet.png



founded = 1954
location = Vancouver, BC
field = BC Place Stadium
division = West Division
colours = Orange, Black, White
Color box|#F47920 Color box|#000000 Color box|#FFFFFF
nickname = Leos
coach = Wally Buono
manager = Wally Buono
owner = David Braley
championships = 1964, 1985, 1994 2000, 2006
mascot = Leo the Lion
website = [http://www.bclions.com www.bclions.com]
The BC Lions are a major professional sports team of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lions play their home games at BC Place Stadium in Downtown Vancouver, having previously played at Empire Stadium in East Vancouver from 1954 to 1982.

The Lions have played every season in the CFL since 1954, winning the league's Grey Cup championship five times, with their most recent championship occurring in 2006.

Franchise history

Current squad

Players and builders of note

These are the people who played or served the BC Lions in a big way.

Retired numbers

* 05 Lui Passaglia
* 15 Willie "The Wisp" Fleming
* 22 Joe Kapp
* 30 Jim Young
* 38 Byron (BY) Bailey
* 52 Al Wilson
* 60 Jamie Taras
* 75 Norm Fieldgate

Canadian Football Hall of Fame

* Jackie Parker, player in 1971
* Annis Stukus, builder in 1974
* Byron (BY) Bailey, player in 1975
* Norm Fieldgate, player in 1975
* Harry C. Spring, builder in 1976
* Willie "The Wisp" Fleming, player in 1982
* Tom Brown, player in 1984
* Joe Kapp, player in 1984
* Eagle Keys, builder in 1990
* Tom Hinton, player in 1991
* Jim Young, player in 1991
* Bill Baker, player in 1994
* Bill Symons, player in 1997
* Al Wilson, player in 1998
* Condredge Holloway, player in 1998
* Bill Frank, player in 2001
* James "Quick" Parker, player in 2001
* Bob Ackles, builder in 2002
* Less Browne, player in 2002
* Cal Murphy, builder in 2004
* Lui Passaglia, player in 2004
* Ray Nettles, player in 2005
* Vic Spencer, builder in 2006

BC Lions Wall of Fame

"Located at Level 2 Inner Concourse between Sections 11 and 10 at BC Place Stadium."
* 1954 Team
* 1985 Team
* Ken Appleby
* Byron (BY) Bailey
* Neal Beaumont
* John Blain
* Tom Brown
* Mike Cacic
* Herb Capozzi
* Jim Carphin
* Roy Cavallin
* Bill Clancy
* Pat Claridge
* Lonnie Dennis
* Roy Dewalt
* Jack Farley
* Mervyn Fernandez
* Norm Fieldgate
* Willie "The Wisp" Fleming
* Dick Fouts
* Lynn "Lefty" Hendrickson
* Paul Higgins
* Tom Hinton
* Sonny Homer
* Glen Jackson
* Ron Jones
* Joe Kapp
* Don Mackenzie
* Allan McEachern
* Jim Mills
* Bill Munsey
* Ray Nettles
* Creighton O'Malley
* Joe Paopao
* James "Quick" Parker
* Lui Passaglia
* Dave Skrien
* Vic Spencer
* Annis Stukus
* John Henry White
* Al Wilson
* Jim Young

BC Sports Hall of Fame

* Norm Fieldgate—1970
* Byron (BY) Bailey—1975
* 1964 BC Lions—1986
* Tom Hinton—1992
* Jim Young—1994
* Jack Farley—1996
* Al Wilson—1997
* Annis Stukus—1998
* Willie "The Wisp" Fleming—1998
* Joe Kapp—1999
* 1985 BC Lions—2000
* Lui Passaglia—2001
* Bob Ackles—2004
* Herb Capozzi—2007

Head coaches

* Annis Stukus (1954–1955)
* Clem Crowe (1956–1958)
* Danny Edwards (1958)
* Wayne Robinson (1959–1961)
* Dave Skrien (1961–1967)
* Jim Champion (1967–1969)
* Jackie Parker (1969–1970)
* Eagle Keys (1971–1975)
* Cal Murphy (1975–1976)
* Vic Rapp (1977–1982)
* Don Matthews (1983–1987)
* Larry Donovan (1988–1989)
* Joe Galat (1989)
* Lary Kuharich (1990)
* Jim Young (1990)
* Bob O'Billovich (1990–1992)
* Dave Ritchie (1993–1995)
* Joe Paopao (1996)
* Adam Rita (1997–1998)
* Greg Mohns (1998–2000)
* Steve Buratto (2000–2002)
* Adam Rita (2002)
* Wally Buono (2003-Present)

General managers

* Phil Webb (1954–1956)
* Herb Capozzi (1957–1966)
* Denny Veitch (1967–1970)
* Jackie Parker (1971–1974)
* Bob Ackles (1975–1986)
* Joe Galat (1986–1989)
* Joe Kapp (1990)
* Jim Young (1990)
* Bob O'Billovich (1990–1992)
* Eric Tillman (1993–1995)
* Adam Rita (1997–2002)
* Wally Buono (2003-Present)


50th Anniversary Dream Team

"Selected by fan balloting in 2003"

Offence

* QB—Doug Flutie—1990–1991—34 games
* RB—Willie Fleming—1959–1966—124 games
* FB—Sean Millington—1991–1997 and 2000–2002—148 games
* SB—Darren Flutie—1991–1995—73 games
* TE—Harry Holt—1978–1982—54 games
* WR—Mervyn Fernandez—1982–1986 and 1994—83 games
* WR—Jim Young—1967–1979—197 games
* C—Al Wilson—1972–1986—233 games
* OG—Tom Hinton—1958–1966—136 games
* OG—Jamie Taras—1987–2002—265 games
* OT—John Blain—1977–1987—174 games
* OT—Jim Mills—1986–1993, 1995—129 games

Defence

* DT—Mike Cacic—1957–1958 and 1960–1967—117 games
* DT—Rick Klassen—1981–1987 and 1990—142 games
* DE—James Parker—1984–1989—87 games
* DE—Nick Hebeler—1979–1985—86 games
* LB—Glen Jackson—1976–1987—192 games
* LB—Tom Brown—1961–1967—97 games
* LB—Norm Fieldgate—1954–1967—223 games
* CB—Joe Fourqurean—1973–1981—122 games
* CB—Eric Carter—1999–2003—86 games
* DB—Larry Crawford—1981–1989—130 games
* DB—Andre Francis—1986–1988 and 1992–1993—76 games
* S—Bill Munsey—1963–1967—76 games


Special teams

*P/K—Lui Passaglia—1976–2000—408 games
*KR—Leon Bright—1977–1980—56 games

Coach

Don Matthews—1983–1987


Team facts

: Name: The team is named for The Lions, a pair of mountain peaks overlooking the city.: Helmet design: White background, with a black "BC" and a profile of a mountain lion's head (orange) : Uniform colours: Orange, black and white.: Stadiums: Empire Stadium (1954–1982), BC Place Stadium (1983–present): Western regular season championships: 11—1963, 1964, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.: Grey Cup finals appearances: 9—1963, 1964 , 1983, 1985, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006.: "'Grey Cup wins: 5—1964, 1985, 1994, 2000, 2006: 2007 Regular Season Record: 14 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie.: Fight song: "Roar, You Lions, Roar" composed by Dal Richards and his Orchestra

See also

* BC Lions records and statistics
* Canadian Football Hall of Fame
* Canadian football
* Comparison of Canadian and American football
* List of CFL seasons

References

External links

* [http://www.bclions.com BC Lions Official Site]
* [http://www.bclionsden.ca BCLionsDen.ca—Lions Fans Feast Here]
* [http://www.lionbackers.com Lionbackers—The BC Lions Fan Den]
* [http://www.geocities.com/cfl_historical/B.C.Lions.htm CFL Historical BC Lions]
* [http://www.team1040.ca TEAM 1040 BC Lions Broadcaster]
* [http://www.bclionsstore.com BC Lions Official Merchandise]


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