Interview With Former CFL Great, and Current CFLPA President Solomon Elimimian

Solomon had an outstanding 10 year career in the CFL playing for the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Baseball was his first love as a sport, but football is where he would make a name for himself. He was not highly recruited out of high school, but went to the University of Hawaii where he developed into a star. He left as the schools all-time leader in tackles. Despite his success, he didn’t get much attention from the NFL. He trained for months hoping for an opportunity. That opportunity came from the CFL, a league which he had no idea about. CFL coaching legend Wally Buono gave him a shot, even though it took two workouts to do it. He made an impression right away, winning the leagues Rookie of the Year award in his first season. He went on to win many awards, as well as a Grey Cup Championship in a memorable 2011 season. He’s now still involved in the game, serving as the President of the CFL Players Association, and working towards a return to the field for this season. For more on Solomon, check out the links below.

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About the author, Lyle

1st round pick of the BC Lions in the 2001 draft, 3rd overall. 10 year CFL player, retiring in 2011. 2 Grey Cup appearances, winning in 2006.

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