Joshua Archibald
No. 94     BC Lions
Archibald with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1997-12-04) December 4, 1997 (age 26)
Montreal, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight258 lb (117 kg)
CFL Draft2022 / Round: 3 / Pick: 23
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
2022–presentBC Lions
Career stats

Joshua Archibald (born December 4, 1997) is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career

Archibald played U Sports football for the McGill Redbirds from 2017 to 2021.[1][2] He played in 28 games where he had 66 combined tackles, 10.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.[3] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 U Sports football season and chose to defer his eligibility to the 2022 CFL Draft.[1][4]

Professional career

Archibald was drafted in the third round, 23rd overall, by the BC Lions in the 2022 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 11, 2022.[5] Following training camp, he was placed on the team's practice roster, but was promoted to the active roster soon after and made his professional debut on July 21, 2022, against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[6] Archibald played in 10 regular season games where he recorded one special teams tackle.[2] He also played in his first post-season game on November 6, 2022, against the Calgary Stampeders.[6]

In 2023, Archibald made the team's opening day roster as a backup defensive lineman.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Joshua Archibald". McGill Redbirds. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Joshua Archibald". BC Lions. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  3. ^ "Lions Address Line Of Scrimmage And More In CFL Draft". BC Lions. May 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "2021 CFL Draft to feature some significant changes". Canadian Football League. November 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Lions Sign Seven Members Of 2022 CFL Draft Class". BC Lions. May 11, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  7. ^ "BC Lions @ Calgary Stampeders" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 10, 2023.