Sione Teuhema
No. 47     BC Lions
Teuhema with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1995-09-25) September 25, 1995 (age 28)
Keller, Texas, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight249 lb (113 kg)
CollegeLouisiana State
Southeastern Louisiana
High schoolKeller High
Career history
As player
2019Arizona Hotshots
20192020Carolina Panthers*
2021Frisco Fighters
2022–presentBC Lions
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats

Sione Teuhema (born September 25, 1995) is an American professional gridiron football defensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

Teuhema played college football for the LSU Tigers from 2014 to 2015.[1] He played in 16 games where he had 20 tackles and two sacks.[2] He was suspended by the team in May 2016 and transferred to Southeastern Louisiana University to play for the Lions that year.[3] He played for the Lions from 2016 to 2017 where he had 109 tackles, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles.[2]

Professional career

Arizona Hotshots

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, Teuhema attended minicamp with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets, but was not signed.[2] He didn't play in 2018, and then signed with the Arizona Hotshots for the 2019 season.[2] That year, he recorded 13 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble before the league folded during the season.[4]

Carolina Panthers

Teuhema signed with the Carolina Panthers on June 11, 2019.[5] However, he was released at the end of training camp on September 2, 2017.[6] He spent the 2019 season on the practice roster and was signed to a futures contract for 2020.[2] However, he was waived on May 29, 2020, to make room on the roster for Eli Apple.[7]

Frisco Fighters

In 2021, Teuhema played for the Frisco Fighters where he had nine total tackles and one sack.[8]

BC Lions

On February 28, 2022, Teuhema signed with the BC Lions.[9] He made the team's active roster following training camp and played in his first CFL game on June 16, 2022, against the Edmonton Elks, where he had four defensive tackles and three sacks.[10][11]

Personal life

Teuhema was born to parents Sidney and Liliani Teuhema.[1] His younger brother, Maea, played as an offensive lineman with both the LSU Tigers and Southeastern Louisiana Lions.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Sione Teuhema". LSU Tigers. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sione Teuhema". BC Lions. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "LSU defensive end Sione Teuhema, suspended in April, remains with team – for now". The Advocate. May 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Carolina Panthers sign LB Sione Teuhema, waive DT T.J. Barnes". June 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Panthers sign former tryout linebacker Sione Teuhema". Carolina Panthers. May 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cuts tracker: NFL teams finalize 53-player rosters". National Football League. September 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Panthers Transactions". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  8. ^ "Sione Teuhema". Frisco Fighters. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  9. ^ "Two More For The D-Line | Lions Add Bundage & Teuhema". BC Lions. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  10. ^ "Teuhema On Tongan Roots, Racking Up Sacks". BC Lions. October 6, 2022.
  11. ^ "Edmonton Elks vs BC Lions". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  12. ^ "SLU gives Teuhema brothers second chance after transferring from LSU". The Advocate. September 28, 2017.