REGINA – “Superman” is leaving Regina for the west coast, where he will be joining the B.C. Lions front office.
The Lions announced on Thursday that Geroy Simon would be back with the football team in a football and business-support role.
Simon spent 12 seasons with the Lions before winding down his playing career in Regina, where he helped the Riders win a Grey Cup in 2013. After his retirement from football Simon spent last season with the Riders in a front office role.
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“Geroy’s place is with the Lions and it’s an honour to have him return to our organization,” said president and CEO Dennis Skulsky.
“I know he will undoubtedly be a valued contributor to our football operations department as a player personnel evaluator, scout and player mentor, as well as a tremendous asset on the business side and in alumni relations.”
“It’s great to be home,” said Simon. “While my career took me away from B.C. and the Lions for a couple years, my heart never left and I couldn’t be happier to be back with the club. I’m going to do everything I can to help Wally and Jeff build a winner on the field while also working with Dennis and the business side of the organization to continue to grow the Lions brand.”
In his CFL playing career Simon caught 1,029 passes for 16,352 yards and 103 touchdowns; he also has won three Grey Cups.