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B.C. Lions' Ben Archibald, 65, lifts quarterback Travis Lulay, 14, after Lulay scored a touchdown as teammate Jon Hameister-Ries, 67, joins in the celebration while Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Pierre-Luc Labbe, left, walks away during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday June 29, 2012. (The Canadian Press)

B.C. Lions' Ben Archibald, 65, lifts quarterback Travis Lulay, 14, after Lulay scored a touchdown as teammate Jon Hameister-Ries, 67, joins in the celebration while Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Pierre-Luc Labbe, left, walks away during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday June 29, 2012.

(The Canadian Press)

Lions sign offensive lineman Ben Archibald to a contract extension Add to ...

The B.C. Lions Football Club have signed offensive tackle Ben Archibald to a contract extension.

Archibald, a four-time West Division all-star, enters his third season with the Lions in 2013. The Brigham Young grad won the CFL’s outstanding lineman award in 2010 with Calgary before signing with B.C. in 2011.

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“Ben has been a steadying influence on our offensive line since joining us in 2011 and I’m pleased to have him sign an extension,” Lions general manager and vice-president of football operations Wally Buono said in a statement. “Our offence has enjoyed a resurgence over the past couple of seasons and the play of our offensive line has been integral to that success.”

Archibald has not missed a start in two seasons and co-anchors the Lions’ offensive line with fellow West Division all-star and 2012 outstanding lineman Jovan Olafioye.

The Lions surrendered a league-low 30 sacks in 2012, the second consecutive season the club has held down the No. 1 ranking.

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