The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian fullback David Mackie to a two-year contract extension through 2024, the team announced on Wednesday. He was scheduled to become a free agent next month.
“It’s an honour to be staying, this organization has made me feel at home for my entire career,” said Mackie in a statement. “Last season was a big indicator of just how far we’ve come as a team and we all look forward to beginning the next big step toward a championship.”
The 28-year-old rushed 19 times for 94 yards and one touchdown this past season along with six receptions for 41 yards and three special teams tackles.
Mackie serves as a team captain and was named B.C.’s finalist for the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award, given annually to the Canadian player who demonstrates the attributes of our country’s veterans.
The native of Jackson’s Point, Ont. was a second-round pick in the 2018 CFL Draft out of Western University. He has since dressed for 56 regular season games, recording 19 carries for 94 yards and one touchdown, 16 receptions for 120 yards, and 21 special teams tackles.