B.C. Lions sign two defensive linemen with NFL experience

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The B.C. Lions have signed American defensive linemen Calvin Bundage and Sione Tehuema (pronounced ‘See-oh-nee Tuh-hem-uh’).

Bundage attended training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year after going unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The 23-year-old recorded 148 total tackles, 11.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries in 46 games with Oklahoma State (2016-20). After missing the entire 2019 campaign due to injury, he returned to lead all Cowboy defenders with seven sacks and six quarterback hurries as a senior.

Teuhema spent the 2021 season with the Indoor Football League’s Frisco Fighters and registered nine tackles.

The 26-year-old has previously had NFL mini-camp stints with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets and spent a portion of the 2019 season on the Carolina Panthers’ practice roster.

The native of Keller, Texas native began his college career at LSU (2014-15) and recorded 20 tackles and a pair of sacks in 16 games. He transferred to Southeastern Louisiana for his final two years of eligibility and would go on to register 109 tackles, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles.

He was named All-Southland Conference Second-Team athlete in 2016.