The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international linebacker Solomon Elimimian.
Elimimian (6’2 – 225 lbs) joins the Roughriders after spending the last nine seasons with the B.C. Lions.
The 32-year-old has earned many CFL awards including the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010, Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2014 and 2016 and became the first defensive player in the modern era to win Most Outstanding Player in 2014.
Elimimian is a four-time CFL All-Star (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017) and a five-time CFL West Division All-Star (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017). He is also a Grey Cup Champion winning the trophy with the Lions in 2011.
In 118 career games, Elimimian has collected 745 defensive tackles, eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles. Additionally, he’s surpassed 100 defensive tackles three times in his career (2014, 2016, 2017), holds the CFL’s single season record for most tackles in a season (2014) and holds three of the top four all-time records in that same category.