Longest-serving Lion, Rolly Lumbala signs extension

The B.C. Lions signed fullback Rolly Lumbala to a two-year contract extension Thursday.

The six-foot-two, 245-pound University of Idaho product is the Lions’ longest-serving player currently on the roster.

“Rolly is not only an incredibly durable and valuable part of our club, he’s one of the most respected players in our league,” said Lions head coach Wally Buono.

“From the day he joined our organization more than 10 years ago, right up to today as he makes one of his countless school appearances, Rolly exemplifies everything we ask of our players both on the field and in the community.”

Lumbala joined the club in the 2008 CFL draft and has appeared in 171 regular season games and 10 seasons. He’s logged 166 yards and five majors on 42 career rushing attempts, and 464 yards and two touchdowns on 57 receptions.