B.C. Lions bring back defensive lineman Ivan McLennan

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The B.C. Lions have signed American defensive lineman Ivan McLennan to a one-year contract, per sources.

The 28-year-old last played in the CFL in 2019 with the Calgary Stampeders, recording two tackles in two games played. He was a member of the Lions in 2018, recording 16 defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles and two sacks.

McLennan’s career totals in 31 games split between the Alouettes, Lions and Stamps are 35 defensive tackles, 12 special-teams tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery.

A linebacker in college, McLennan played 25 games over two seasons at Washington State. He recorded a total of 63 tackles for the Cougars including 14.5 tackles for loss and also had 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two pass breakups and a blocked extra point.

McLennan transferred to Washington State after two seasons at El Camino Junior College in Torrance, Calif. In two seasons with the Warriors, he had 156 tackles including 20 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions including one that he returned for a touchdown, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

Abbott is a UBC student, youth coach and lifelong CFL fanatic. He specializes in coverage of the CFL draft and the league's global initiative.