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Adam Bighill
No. 44     BC Lions
Date of birth (1988-10-16) October 16, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Montesano, Washington
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Central Washington
NFL draft 2011 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
2011–present BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2012, 2013
CFL West All-Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Career stats

Adam Bighill (born October 16, 1988) is a Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Bighill signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 31, 2011.[1] He played college football for the Central Washington Wildcats.

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

Bighill had an impressive rookie season, playing an increased role as the season progressed. He played in 12 games, including the final seven regular season games, and the West Final and Grey Cup games. He led the club, and was ranked fourth overall in the CFL, with 22 special team tackles.[2]

Bighill began the 2012 CFL season by replacing Solomon Elimimian at middle linebacker for the Lions, after Elimimian was signed by the Minnesota Vikings.[3] After assuming the starting linebacker role Bighill went on to amass 104 tackles (2nd most in the CFL) and 4 interceptions. Elimimian returned to the Lions mid-way through the season, however Bighill retained all of the playing time. He was named both a CFL West All-Star and a CFL All-Star for the 2012 season.

Bighill and Elimimian both returned to the Lions linebacker core for the 2013 CFL season. Bighill suffered a sprained ankle and missed Week 3 and 4.[4] He played in the 16 other regular season games, and the Lions lone playoff game. Bighill put together a strong 2013 season, accumulating 92 tackles, 12 special teams tackles, 9 sacks, 1 interception and 3 fumble recoveries (one of which he returned for a touchdown; his first of his career). In 2014 Bighill played in all but one of the 18 regular season games as well as one playoff game. He totalled 77 tackles, 12 special teams tackles, 6 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. Following the season, Bighill's linebacker teammate, Solomon Elimimian, was named the leagues MOP, and both of them signed 3-year contract extensions on the same day.[5]

In Adam Bighill's fifth season with the Lions he played in all but one game of the regular season, contributing a league leading 117 tackles. Following the season Bighill was named the CFL's Top Defensive Player.[6]


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7885 news items

The Province

The Province
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:07:30 -0800

WINNIPEG — Like he did all season for the B.C. Lions, Adam Bighill hit his target Thursday. The linebacker was named the CFL's top defensive player at the league's awards banquet, receiving 46 of 75 first-place ballots in voting conducted by the ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:02:16 -0800

B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill, who was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, has turned his facial defect into a strength — and he believes he can help others do the same. Bighill, 27, a five-year CFL veteran, has joined the board of Making ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:28:30 -0800

VANCOUVER — Linebacker Adam Bighill is the best B.C. Lion of 2015 in two categories — overall outstanding player and defensive player — as the nine Canadian Football League teams on Thursday announced their finalists for league player awards.

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:25:42 -0800

The Canadian Football League announced its East and West Division all-star teams on Tuesday, with the third-place Leos garnering eight selections to the West squad: running back Andrew Harris, linebacker Adam Bighill, defensive back Ryan Phillips, ...

CFL.ca Network

CFL.ca Network
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:13:06 -0800

BC Lions linebacker Adam Bighill played on the same team at Central Washington University as Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly. One day at practice a defensive player crushed Reilly's knee. Bighill remembers Reilly limping off the field and ...


Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:42:25 -0800

Other player award winners were BC's Adam Bighill (top defensive player), Edmonton wideout Derel Walker (rookie of the year), Montreal lineman Jeff Perrett (player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada's veterans), and Hamilton's Brandon Banks ...

News Talk 650 CKOM

News Talk 650 CKOM
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:18:45 -0800

Other winners included B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill (defensive player), Hamilton Tiger-Cats' kick-returner Brandon Banks (special-teams player) and Edmonton receiver Derel Walker (rookie). Bernie Custis, 87, who in 1951 became pro football's ...
Weyburn This Week
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:56:15 -0800

B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill, named the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, recalled being all but ignored by U.S. college recruiters in high school. "A coach came by my school and watched practice. And afterwards (he) said if I was two ...

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