The BC Lions announced on Wednesday they have resigned defensive lineman Sione Teuhema and wide receiver Terry Williams through 2025. Both players were pending to become free agents this offseason.
DL Sione Teuhema – Southeastern Louisiana (28 y/o, 6’4, 249 lbs)
Teuheama joined the Lions in 2022. He has started at defensive end every game he has been available for the Lions since week 17 of last season. He missed 1 regular season game due to injury this past season and was suspended from the Western Semi-Final due to striking an opponent the week prior.
This past season he started in 17 regular season games generating 37 tackles and 7 sacks. Tuehema added 2 tackles, and a sack, and assisted with a run top in the Western Final loss to Winnipeg in the postseason. Teuehema was named to the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week in week 18 when he had 2 tackles and a sack against Winnipeg.
In 2022 with the Lions, Teuhema played in 14 regular season games, 4 as a starter and 10 as a second-string defensive end, during which he contributed 23 tackles and 8 sacks. He added 6 tackles in 2 playoff games in 2022.
Teuhema played 3 games with the Indoor Football League’s Frisco Fighters in 2021 contributing 7 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and a sack.
Following the 2018 NFL draft Teuhema attended mini-camps with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets. He signed with the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF in 2019 where he had 13 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. Teuhema was a part of the Carlina Panthers practice squad in 2019 following the AAF folding.
Teuhema played his first 2 seasons of collegiate ball with the LSU Tigers before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana. He appeared in 16 games with LSU contributing 10 solo tackles, 10 assists, and 2 sacks. At Southeastern Louisiana Teuhema had 109 tackles (73 solo, 36 assisted), 13 sacks, and an interception over 19 games, 18 of which were starts.
WR/KR Terry Williams – Tennessee Martin (27 y/o, 5’9, 170 lbs)
This past season Williams played in all 18 regular season games and both playoff games for the Lions. He led the league in kick return yards returning 57 kickoffs for 1,315 yards averaging 23.1 yards per return. He was third in total punt return yards returning 74 punts for 878 yards averaging 11 yards per return.
Williams returned a missed field goal 120 yards against Ottawa for a touchdown in week 15.
This past season Williams was named to the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week 4 times as a returner including once in the playoffs. He was also named to their midseason team of the week as a kick returner.
Williams entered the CFL in 2022 with the Ottawa Redblacks. He was traded to the BC Lions for a third-round pick and a conditional 2024 pick partway through the 2022 season. Williams played in 9 games with the Redblacks and led the league in kickoff return yards at that time with 914. Williams finished the 2022 season with 1,526 kick return yards over 61 returns averaging 25 yards per return over 17 games. He also returned 67 punts for 642 yards averaging 9.6 yards per punt return.
In the playoff game against Winnipeg in 2022 Williams returned a missed extra point 126 yards which was the first missed convert returned for a score in CFL history.
Williams played his final 2 seasons of NCAA with Tennesse-Martin where he had 125 receptions for 1,317 yards and 6 touchdowns over 23 games with 12 starts. He had 2 punts returned for a touchdown in his final season with Tenessee-Martin.
Williams played his first 2 seasons of collegiate ball with Itawamba Community College and became the program’s all-time leader in receiving yards. Over 18 games he had 145 receptions for 2,005 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 16 kick returns for 423 yards (26.4 average) and a kick return touchdown.
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