For the Record – BC Lions Head Coach prepares for the CFL Combine

Michael Panes – March 19, 2019

“[Sometimes] you ask more of the outlandish questions like ‘if you weren’t a football player, what would you be?‘ or ‘if you hit the lottery today, would you still play football?‘…it sounds very generic at face value, but if someone hits the lottery and still plays football then you know they really have a love for the game.”

DeVone ClaybrooksBC Lions Head Coach

The CFL Combine will be hosted in Toronto, Ontario on March 22 – 24. (Alex D’Addese/CFL)

DeVone Claybrooks has had a fun offseason.

In December, the BC Lions appointed the former defensive coordinator as the 26th head coach in franchise history after spending seven years with the Calgary Stampeders coaching staff, winning a Grey Cup with the team in 2014 and 2018.

Since then the Lions have brought in a slew of marquee players, most notably wide receiver Duron Carter and former Most Outstanding Player Mike Reilly. Now Claybrooks and the Lions brass will shift their focus towards the CFL Combine, an event that showcases the nations top university football talent ahead of the CFL Draft.

The Lions own seven draft picks in this year’s draft hosted in Toronto on May 2. Claybrooks is not only excited to see the athletes display their skill and athleticism, but to be able to sit down with the prospects to pick their brain.

Listen to the full For The Record interview below.