Lions sign former Eskimos, Redblacks RB Travon Van

The B.C. Lions have signed running back Travon Van for the 2018 season.

“Travon is a dynamic offensive weapon who also brings significant special teams potential to our club,” said GM Ed Hervey in a statement. “As Wally [Buono] and I have stated previously, every position on the field is going to be a competition in training camp and I expect Travon to be extremely motivated with this opportunity.”

Van played six games for Edmonton last season, where he recorded 71 carries for 283 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown, returned seven punts for 83 yards and six kickoffs for 148 yards.

Through his CFL career, Van has tallied 705 yards and three touchdowns on 152 carries, 180 yards and one touchdown on 37 receptions, 83 return yards on seven punts, and 148 return yards on six kickoffs.