|No. 56 BC Lions|
|Date of birth:October 21, 1986|
|Place of birth: Calabar, Nigeria|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)|
|College: University of Hawaii|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Practice Squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
Solomon Elimimian (born October 21, 1986 in Calabar, Nigeria) is a Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played for two years with the Lions where he was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010. He played college football for the Hawaii Warriors.
In his senior year with the Hawaii Warriors, Elimimian recorded 121 tackles and four sacks. By the end of his four years playing for the Warriors, Elimimian held the school’s all-time tackles record with 434 tackles.
Elimimian signed as a free agent with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League on May 19, 2010. Elimimian recorded 77 tackles, five sacks and 11 special teams tackles in only 16 games. For his impressive efforts, he finished the year by winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award for the 2010 CFL season. In the 2011 season Elimimian was voted as the leagues 'hardest hitter' according to a TSN annual Player Poll, voted on by more than 250 CFL players. Elimimian finished the 2011 season with 98 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions. He went on with the Lions to capture the 99th Grey Cup.
Elimimian was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on September 1, 2012. He was deleted from the practice squad on September 3, 2012.
BC Lions (II)Edit
After failing to make an NFL roster, Elimimian returned to the BC Lions part way through the 2012 CFL season. He only played in 6 CFL games that season, tallying only 12 tackles. Elimimian resigned with the Lions hours after the opening of free agency on February 15 2013.
- ↑ http://bclions.com/article/two-more-pieces-added-to-lions-defence Two more pieces added to Lions defence
- ↑ http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Solomon+Elimimian+latest+Lion+leave/6056657/story.html Elimimian signs with the Minnesota Vikings
- ↑ Craig, Mark. "No surprises as Vikings cut 15 players". Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/167435955.html. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- ↑ http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/football/source-linebacker-solomon-elimimian-re-signs-with-the-b-c-lions-1.74882 Elimimian resigns with the BC Lions