Physically imposing Canadian receiver Jevon Cottoy inks extension with B.C. Lions

Photo courtesy: B.C. Lions/Jeff Vinnick

The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian receiver Jevon Cottoy to a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season.

He was eligible to become a free agent on Tuesday, February 8.

The 25-year-old Cottoy made 39 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns during the shortened 14 game regular season in 2021. His receiving total was third on the team behind Bryan Burnham and Lucky Whitehead.

The six-foot-five, 230-pound Cottoy emerged in 2019, suiting up in 16 games in his first CFL season while recording 38 catches for 316 yards and one touchdown.

That production earned him a team nomination for the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie award and led to NFL tryouts with San Francisco and Las Vegas in 2020.

Cottoy was a standout with the Langley Rams in 2018, registering 38 catches for 657 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season. He followed that up with a remarkable 645 yards and eight touchdowns on 25 catches through four playoff games as the Rams advanced to play Saskatoon in the Canadian Bowl. Cottoy was named a British Columbia Football Conference all-star for his efforts.

Born on the island of Saint Vincent, Cottoy moved to Calgary with his family at a young age and began his junior football career with the Calgary Colts in 2016 before moving to the west coast.