Francis Bemiy
No. 98     BC Lions
Born: (1999-03-16) March 16, 1999 (age 25)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg)
CollegeSouthern Utah
High schoolCarnegie (Riverside, CA)
CFL draft2023, Round: 1, Pick: 9
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
2023–presentBC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Francis Bemiy (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian football defensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Southern Utah.

Early years

Bemiy first played high school football at Dorval-Jean-XXIII on the Island of Montreal before transferring to Carnegie Schools Riverside in Riverside, California.[1][2] He also participated in basketball and track and field in high school.[3][4]

College career

Bemiy played college football at Southern Utah from 2018 to 2022.[5][6] He played in 10 games in 2018, recording 13 tackles. He appeared in 11 games in 2019, totaling 51 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. The 2020 season was moved to spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bemiy played in all six games during the spring 2021 season, accumulating 25 tackles and four sacks, earning first team All-Big Sky Conference honors. He appeared in 11 games during the fall 2021 season, recording 48 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He played in 11 games in 2022, totaling 26 tackles and three sacks.[5]

Professional career

Bemiy was selected by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in the first round, with the ninth overall pick, of the 2023 CFL Draft.[7][8] He signed with the team on May 31, 2023. He spent a portion of the 2023 season injured reserve.[9] Overall, he played in nine games in 2023, recording five tackles on defense.[10]


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  2. ^ Hagen, Ryan (February 8, 2019). "Carnegie Schools Riverside — which owes $1.5 million — is closing, new leader says". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  3. ^ "Wolverines wear down Braves, roll to 18-point road victory in semifinals". February 23, 2018. pp. Reyna, Lorenzo, J. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  4. ^ "Francis Bemiy Jr". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
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  6. ^ "Francis Bemiy se verrait bien chez le Rouge et Noir". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  7. ^ Adams, J.J. (May 2, 2023). "CFL Draft: B.C. Lions add another domestic to their Canadian-flavoured defensive line". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  8. ^ Adams, J.J. (May 31, 2023). "B.C. Lions top draft pick Francis Bemiy ready to put on a show — this time for real". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  9. ^ "British Columbia Lions Transactions". Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  10. ^ "Francis Bemiy". Retrieved February 29, 2024.