Garry Peters signs extension with Lions

VANCOUVER — The BC Lions are keeping another key piece on defence as the team announced defensive back Garry Peters has signed an extension. He was eligible to become a free agent next week.

Peters, 30, started all 14 games last season, bringing his ironman streak to 50 since he first joined the Lions as a free agent prior to 2018. He went on to record 46 defensive tackles and four special teams stops.

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Peters’ best season in orange came in 2019 when he tied TJ Lee for the team lead with four interceptions and recorded 63 defensive tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Peters previously suited up in 19 games over two seasons with Edmonton, racking up 62 defensive tackles and also playing a role in the return game with 113 combined yards.

In four seasons at Clemson (2011-14), Peters suited up in 45 games while registering 106 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He also helped the Tigers take down Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and LSU in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl and was part of back-to-back ACC championship squads.

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