B.C. Lions extend kick returner Terry Williams through 2025

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The B.C. Lions have signed kick returner Terry Williams to a two-year contract extension through 2025. He was set to become a free agent in February.

The five-foot-nine, 170-pound speedster returned 57 kickoffs for a league-leading 1,315 yards in 2023 along with 74 punt returns for 878 yards and six missed field goal returns for 239 yards and one touchdown. He also finished second league-wide with 2,443 combined yards behind only Tyreik McAllister of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 27-year-old originally broke into the CFL as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021. In September 2022, the Lions acquired him via trade in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2024 CFL Draft.

Williams has also contributed on offence at times over his career, recording five carries for 26 yards and 12 receptions for 82 yards.

The native of Greenwood, Miss. finished his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee-Martin and made 25 receptions for 1,317 yards and six touchdowns, 40 punt returns for 608 yards and two touchdowns, and 27 kickoff returns for 514 yards over 23 games with the Skyhawks.

CFL free agency gets underway at noon EST on Tuesday, Feb. 13.