Sukh it up: B.C. Lions re-sign homegrown OL Sukh Chungh

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The B.C. Lions have signed homegrown offensive lineman Sukh Chungh to a two-year contract extension before he could hit the open market as a free agent on February 14.

A native of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Chungh joined his hometown team in 2019 and has made 38 appearances over the ensuing three seasons. He started 16 games at right guard in 2022, helping the Lions lead the CFL in both net offence and points per game.

“I am hungrier than ever for the chance to bring a Grey Cup back to my home province,” Chungh said in a statement. “It has been an honour to suit up for the team I grew up watching, especially with the core group of players that are also sticking around. We can’t wait to tackle unfinished business.”

Originally selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 CFL Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Chungh has played in 107 career games over seven professional seasons. A bruising run blocker, he was named a West Division All-Star in 2018.

Prior to his CFL career, Chungh spent four seasons with the University of Calgary Dinos, earning CIS All-Canadian honours in both his junior and senior seasons.

A three-time BC High School Football champion with the Terry Fox Ravens, he remains active in the local community as part of the Lions’ Be More Than A Bystander program, helping spread the importance of preventing gender-based violence.