CFL Pass

Former B.C. Lions Geroy Simon, Darren Flutie to join Wall of Fame

Retired B.C. Lions receivers Geroy Simon and Darren Flutie are set to join the team’s Wall of Fame later this month.

The Canadian Football League franchise announced Wednesday that Simon and Flutie will be inducted during a halftime ceremony during the team’s game in Vancouver against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Aug. 24.

Simon is a former slotback who played 15 seasons with the CFL, 12 of them with the Lions. He was awarded the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in 2006, and helped the Lions to two Grey Cup championships in 2006 and 2011 and later the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013.

His number 81 was inducted into the club’s Ring of Honour in 2015 and he remains the Lions’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He was also inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

Flutie is a former wide receiver for the Lions, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Tiger-Cats, playing with the Lions for five seasons. He is ranked eighth all-time among B.C. receivers with 390 receptions for 5,870 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was also celebrated as a CFL All-Star for his 111 catches for 1,731 yards in 1994.

Tickets for the Aug. 24 game are on sale now.