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Adam Bighill
No. 44     BC Lions
Date of birth (1988-10-16) October 16, 1988 (age 26)
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
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). 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]


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564 news items

24 Hours Vancouver

24 Hours Vancouver
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:55:59 -0700

It wasn't like they blew us out and it was a major failure,” said linebacker Adam Bighill. On that front, Bighill isn't wrong. The defence provided an early spark when Ryan Phillips returned an interception for a touchdown on the game's opening drive ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:16:46 -0700

So don't expect B.C. Lions middle linebacker Adam Bighill to celebrate his impressive number of tackles as long as many of them are downfield and during losses. With a key game in Montreal on Thursday, Bighill's 61 tackles through eight games easily ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:13:05 -0700

METRO VANCOUVER – By every definition and statistical measure, Adam Bighill is a core player. The B.C. Lions' instinctual linebacker also will tell you that improvement in the core muscle group, made up of the abdominals, the obliques and the glutes ...

The Province

The Province
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:44:14 -0700

Deep down, Adam Bighill knew he had plenty to give in life but first he had to look at himself in the mirror. What he saw is something that took years for some people to overcome. What the outside world will see again is a two-time all-star linebacker ...

The Globe and Mail

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Lions have given up the most yards per game of any team in the CFL even though they have two of the best defensive players in the league in linebackers Solomon Elimimian and Adam Bighill. On offence, B.c. is led by quarterback Travis Lulay and running ...

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:19:40 -0700

With bright West Coast sunshine fighting to pierce the shuttered windows of Fort Modular, where the Lions hold their team meetings at their Surrey training compound, Hoffman-Ellis and Adam Bighill painstakingly re-enacted football's version of Siskel ...


Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:04:15 -0800

The B.C. Lions have signed linebackers Adam Bighill, left, and Solomon Elimimian through 2017. Elimimian made CFL history in 2014, registering a league-record 143 tackles. Bighill has recorded 280 tackles, 24 sacks, 62 special-teams tackles, six forced ...

Yahoo Sports

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:41:15 -0700

"We understand this is a physical, violent game, and injuries happen," said linebacker Adam Bighill, the CFL's tackles leader in 2015. "Solly caught his toe in the turf wrong. That's kind of what did it. It was a freak injury. He can't believe it ...

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