Signing Bo-nus: B.C. Lions extend Canadian linebacker Bo Lokombo

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The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian linebacker Bo Lokombo to a two-year contract extension which will keep him with the club through the 2024 season.

Lokombo is slated to enter his eighth CFL season and his seventh with the Lions. In 13 regular season games in 2022, he recorded 42 defensive tackles, 10 special teams tackles, two sacks and one pass knockdown.

The native of Abbotsford was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 2021 and a West Division All-Star in 2015.  He has appeared in 103 regular season games with the Lions and Montreal Alouettes, amassing 263 career defensive tackles, 89 special teams tackles, 11 sacks, seven interceptions and three forced fumbles.

“This franchise means so much to me and it’s exciting for me and my family to stay in orange and black,” Lokombo said in a statement. “Our linebacker room and entire defence have raised their game to a higher level and we all look forward to making even more plays in 2023.”

Born in the Congo and raised in B.C., Lokombo was drafted by the Lions with the 21st overall pick in the third round of the 2013 CFL Draft after a standout collegiate career with the University of Oregon.

Following the 2016 season, Lokombo signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders before returning to the CFL in 2018.