Lions will not renew contract of personnel man Torey Hunter

The B.C. Lions won’t be renewing the contract of personnel man Torey Hunter, according to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji.

Hunter was a regional scout for four seasons in Edmonton prior to joining the Lions in December 2017 when he was hired by then-general manager Ed Hervey. He is infamously known for procuring a burner Twitter account that was used to level criticism at the Edmonton Football Team.

After the departure of Hervey and three seasons as the Lions’ director of player personnel and player development, Hunter’s agreement ran out at the end of 2020.

A former defensive back, Hunter’s time in the CFL dates back to 1997 when he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes. Following two seasons with the Als, he moved to Edmonton as a free agent in 1999 and played a pair of seasons with the Green and Gold.

He returned to Montreal for a portion of the 2001 campaign and yet another stint in Edmonton at the end of that same season. In 69 regular season appearances, he tallied 206 defensive stops and 12 interceptions.

Before his time north of the border, the Tacoma, Wash. native enjoyed four productive years as a defensive starter at Washington State University and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1995. He played 12 games during his rookie season before being assigned to the World League’s Amsterdam Admirals in 1996.

Hunter got into coaching at Western Washington University in 2002, then moved on to Idaho State University from 2003 to 2006.

Following stints at Central Washington University and Eastern Washington where he again coached defensive backs in addition to taking on the duties as special teams coordinator through 2010.

His final two years of coaching were spent at the University of Idaho where he coached defensive backs in addition to his responsibilities as a recruitment coordinator.

Hunter resides in Seattle.

Editor’s note: Hunter’s biography is courtesy the B.C. Lions website.

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