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2012 Draft: 7th Overall Pick - Kirby Fabien

VANCOUVER -- The BC Lions announced today that it has reached contractual agreements with offensive lineman Kirby Fabien as well as all five eligible players from this year’s CFL Draft including receiver S.J. Haidara, defensive backs Matt McGarva, and Matt Walker along with offensive linemen Matthew Albright and Cameron Thorn.

Fabien was originally drafted by the Lions in May 2012 (1st round, 7th overall) and elected to return to school for the 2012 CIS season as a member of the Calgary Dinos. After another standout campaign last year, he earned the Dinos’ nominee for the J.P. Metras Award as the outstanding lineman in the CIS.

He also garnered Canada West All-Star status for the second year in a row and the third time in four seasons and capped the year with an invitation to play in the prestigious East-West Shrine Game.

“I am very pleased to have all six of these players under contract,” said Lions VP of football operations and GM Wally Buono. ”Each has an opportunity to make an impact on our club in years to come and the first step is just days away.”

All six first-year Leos will hit the field in Kamloops for a three-day mini camp beginning Thursday, May 30th running through Saturday, June 1st. The entire edition of the BC Lions will begin 2013 Training Camp presented by Sun Peaks Resort on Sunday, June 2 at Hillside Stadium.

The Lions kick off the 2013 campaign with a preseason tilt versus the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 pm and begin their regular season home schedule on Thursday, July 4 at 7:00 pm versus the reigning Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.

Fan Comments
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now "we" see if OL fabien is a prize or as usual a HUGE bust of an OL from calgary U!!
May 27, 2013 - 1:41pm
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he will be DINOmite
June 01, 2013 - 5:00pm

Draft Tracker

Pick Team Pos Player
1 REDBLACKS OL Mateas, Alex
2 Blue Bombers OL Chungh, Sukh
3 Argonauts OL McEwen, Sean
4 Alouettes DB Ackie, Chris
5 Lions DL Mrabure-Ajufo, Ese
6 Roughriders WR Demski, Nic
7 Eskimos OL Groulx, Danny
8 Alouettes via HAM OL Ruby, Jacob
9 Stampeders OL Lavoie, Karl
Bench Press
 Byron Archambault (17) 41 reps
40-Yard Dash
 Tevaughn Campbell  4.355
Vertical Jump
 Chris Ackie 40.0"
Broad Jump
 Chris Ackie 10'11.50"
Shuttle  Byron Archambault  4.18
3-Cone  Nic Demski  6.91

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