Andrew Peirson
No. 54     BC Lions
Peirson with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1994-12-05) December 5, 1994 (age 29)
Kingston, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight300 lb (140 kg)
CollegeGannon
High schoolHoly Cross Catholic
CFL Draft2018 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
2018–presentBC Lions
Career stats

Andrew Peirson (born December 5, 1994) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

After using a redshirt season in 2013, Peirson played college football for the Gannon Golden Knights from 2014 to 2017.[1] He played in 29 games over four years, including nine starts in his junior year.[2]

Professional career

Peirson was eligible for the 2018 CFL Draft, but was not selected.[3][4] Instead, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the BC Lions on May 9, 2018.[5] Following an impressive training camp, he was signed to the team's practice roster to begin the 2018 season.[2] Following injuries to the Lions' offensive line, Peirson made his regular season debut on October 6, 2018, against the Toronto Argonauts where he started at centre.[2][6] He played and started in the last five games of the regular season in 2018.[2] He also made his post-season debut that year as he started at centre in the team's East Semi-Final loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[2]

In 2019, he began the season on the practice roster and played in just one regular season game that year.[2][7] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

Following the Lions' training camp in 2021, Peirson made the team's active roster as a backup offensive lineman.[8] He dressed in all 14 regular season games as a backup in the pandemic-shortened 2021 season.[2] In 2022, he again made the team's active roster as a backup, but started at centre for two games in September following an injury to Sukh Chungh.[9]

Personal life

Peirson was born to parents Daniela and Stephen Peirson and has one sister and one brother.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Andrew Peirson". Gannon Golden Knights. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Andrew Peirson". BC Lions. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "2018 CFL Draft Guide" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  4. ^ "2018 Draft Tracker". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  5. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  6. ^ "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  8. ^ "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.