Shivers down your spine: B.C. Lions sign American RB Shaun Shivers to practice roster

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The B.C. Lions have added American running back Shaun Shivers to their practice roster.

The five-foot-seven, 185-pound ball carrier began his collegiate career at Auburn University, suiting up in 43 games for the Tigers over four seasons. He collected 1,020 yards and eight touchdowns on 201 total carries while adding 38 receptions for 211 yards and one major.

Shivers took advantage of his additional year of COVID eligibility to transfer to the University of Indiana for his senior year. He notched carried 143 carries for 592 yards and six touchdowns while hauling in 22 receptions for 128 yards and one major across 12 games.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. He attended rookie mini-camp with the team before being released.

In a corresponding move, the Lions released American running back Antonio Williams.

The five-foot-11, 215-pound back was favoured to win the team’s starting running back position in training camp but was beaten out by scat back Taquan Mizzell, who currently sits second in the CFL with 224 yards rushing through three weeks.

Williams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills after rushing for 826 yards and eight touchdowns in 22 games at the University of North Carolina. He made his NFL debut in Week 17 of the 2020 season, leading the team with 63 yards rushing and a touchdown in a win over Miami, but dressed for just one more game before coming north.

The Lions (3-0) will visit the Toronto Argonauts (2-0) on Monday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.