B.C. Lions bring back Canadian receiver Jacob Scarfone

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The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian receiver Jacob Scarfone to a contract extension, the club announced on Monday. As per 3DownNation reporter John Hodge, it’s a one-year deal that will expire in February 2024.

The 28-year-old made 10 receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown over 17 games this past season, making six starts at field-side wide receiver.

“We are excited to have Scarf back for another year,” said head coach and co-general manager Rick Campbell in a statement. “Number one, he is a big contributor on offence and special teams. As an added bonus, he will also be active in the club’s community initiatives as he has made Vancouver his year-round home.”

Scarfone joined the Lions as a free agent in January 2021 and dressed for 14 regular season games that season, making six catches for 85 yards and a one touchdowns.

The six-foot-one, 204-pound target was originally selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the sixth round, 47th overall, of the 2017 CFL Draft out of the University of Guelph. He returned to school for his final year of U Sports eligibility that year and signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2018, dressing for 11 games over two seasons with the club.

The native of London, Ont. made 109 receptions for 1,789 yards and 17 touchdowns as a member of the Gryphons. He was named a U Sports second-team All-Canadian in 2017.