The BC Lions have signed former University of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson.
The six-foot-two, 202-pound Patterson last played with the Blues of The Spring League after attending training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs last year. The Toledo, Ohio native transferred from the University of Mississippi to Michigan for his final two years of NCAA eligibility (2018-2019).
Patterson’s 5,661 passing yards as a Wolverine ranked seventh on the program’s all-time list, ahead of both Tom Brady and his head coach at Michigan Jim Harbaugh. He was also a two-time All-Big Ten selection and won the school’s Offensive Player of the Year award in 2018.
The Lions also signed receiver Johnathon Johnson, and defensive backs Tyvis Powell and Jalon Edwards-Cooper.
The five-foot-10, 180-pound Johnson signed with the Washington Football Team as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2020 after suiting up in 46 games over four seasons (2016-2019) at the University of Missouri. With the Tigers, Johnson hauled in 153 receptions for 2,190 yards and 13 touchdowns.
In the 2017 Texas Bowl, Johnson caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from current Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock.
The six-foot-three, 210-pound Powell originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted NFL free agent in 2016 and then landed with the San Francisco 49ers where he suited up in ten games from 2017-2018 and recorded 11 total tackles. He made his first NFL start in a 2018 Thursday Night Football win against the then-Oakland Raiders.
Powell enjoyed a four-year career at Ohio State University (2012-2015), recording eight interceptions, nine pass knockdowns in 41 games. He was named Defensive MVP of the 2015 College Football National Championship when the Buckeyes took down Oregon 42-20.
The five-foot-11, 175-pound Edwards-Cooper spent four seasons at Texas A&M University-Commerce (2016-2019) where he recorded six interceptions, six sacks, four forced fumbles, 141 total tackles and 18 tackles for a loss.
The Spring, Texas native helped the Lions win an NCAA Division II National Championship in 2017 as they defeated West Florida 37-27 in the title game.