Geroy Simon wants to run his own team as Lions’ general manager

Geroy Simon wants to lead the B.C. Lions as the team’s general manager.

The 45-year-old Simon has been in the Leos front office since 2015 procuring talent for the franchise on both sides of the border. The role is open after Ed Hervey left the position due to personal reasons in October.

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“That’s been my goal from day one since I got into scouting and personnel, I wanted to have the opportunity to run my own team, and that hasn’t changed,” Simon said on TSN 1040 radio in Vancouver.

“I’m not sure what the Lions are going to do, but regardless of whether I’m named the GM or not I’m going to continue to work hard, be a great member of our team, and hope that I get the opportunity.”

Following 15 seasons in the CFL — 12 with the Lions — Simon finished his career as the league’s all-time leading receiver with 16,352 yards. He won three Grey Cups, two with B.C. and one in Saskatchewan, while named a CFL all-star six times. That resume earned Simon superstar status across Canada, especially in British Columbia.

“If I get the opportunity, I’ll be prepared and I’ll be ready, and I’ll have a good team around me,” Simon said confidently.

“I’ll be ready to take the reins and get the B.C. Lions back to the days of when we were a powerhouse in the league. If I don’t then I’ll be the hardest working person in the building like I always feel I am.”

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